Actually, Senator Graham, that’s exactly what these laws enable.
Supporters of (“red flag”) laws say they can save lives by removing guns from individuals who should not have them. Some states have used the laws to successfully protect individuals from suicide, at least one study shows. Opponents of such laws say they violate the second amendment and say they do nothing to thwart the underlying issues causing the threat.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in his opening remarks, sought to play down fears of second amendment infringement.
“There are a lot of people [who] may be worried, ‘Is the government going to come take your guns?’ And the answer is, ‘No,’ ” Graham said, hinting that one day he hopes there could be a federal process for law enforcement or family members to be able to petition a court signaling someone is “about to blow.”
– Brakkton Booker in In The Shadow Of Suicides, Senate Panel Makes Rare Move To Consider Gun Control