Democrats want to take away "assault weapons" and implement red flag laws to deny gun ownership to individuals deemed dangerous, with one exception: gang members.
You know, the gang members causing most of the violence in places like Baltimore and Chicago?
The ones that are actually using guns to murder in mass shootings that most mainstream media, conveniently, declines to give proper attention to?
Yeah, those ones!
House Democrats just rejected an amendment to a red flag law measure that would have given gang members in law enforcement databases a "red flag."
In advocating for the amendment, which Rep. Ken Buck sponsored but Democrats voted against, Buck pointed out,
“The majority of violent crime, including gun violence, in the United States is linked to gangs. My amendment is quite simple. It would allow the issuance of a red flag order against anyone whose name appears in a gang database if there was probable cause to include that individual in the database.”
Vincent James made a great video summarizing the whole situation and going into detail about the escalating violence caused by gang members in cities that Democrats refuse to acknowledge.
You can watch that video here:
The Washington Examiner also has more to say about House Dems' refusal and reasoning against passing the amendment that would "red flag" gang members:
Democrats objected with reasons that sounded very familiar to Republicans.
GOP lawmakers have staunchly opposed “No Fly, No Buy” proposals Democrats have tried to pass in the House in recent years because the lists flag the wrong people.
Like the no-fly lists, which have erroneously flagged many innocent individuals as terrorists (including the late Sen. Ted Kennedy), the gang databases are often inaccurate, Democrats said.
“You know, California had these databases, and they finally stopped when they discovered that they had 3-year-olds on the databases as gang members,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California said. “I mean, so some of these are reliable, a lot of them are not.”
Buck pointed out his amendment requires law enforcement to limit red-flagging to only those with probable cause to be included on the list, which is a stricter criteria.
Democrats kept objecting, arguing someone could be misidentified as gang members simply for writing “13” on a piece of paper and having it wrongly identified as an MS-13 gang sign.
“Maybe you are just doodling because it is the 13th of June,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York said.
Buck said police have to meet a much higher threshold to list someone as a gang member.
“This is a situation where the police officers are trained, and there are very identifiable signs, and it isn't just one sign,” Buck told Nadler.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California offered to support the amendment if Buck agreed to include those listed “individuals affiliated with white nationalism.”
Buck agreed, but he said the language should include “any type of supremacy.”
“Let’s add Cosa Nostra to this,” Buck added.
The amendment ultimately failed 11-21, but not before the top Republican on the panel, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, called out Democrats for their hypocrisy.