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Red Flag Laws – Good or Bad Idea?

August 28, 2019

In light of recent mass shootings, some have looked at red flag laws as a solution. We breakdown why red flag laws are not the answer.

There’s no getting around it, mass shootings are a huge problem plaguing the country. When a mass shooting happens, people scramble for solutions to the problem, the gun control debate ignites, and pundits take sides on the issue. Recently, many have looked at red flag laws as a solution. We break down what these laws are, what effect they will have, and why they are not the answer.

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Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute and the host of Heartland's "In the Tank" podcast.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Jim Lakely is the Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely
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Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
isaac.orr@americanexperiment.org @thefrackingguy
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Justin Haskins is the Editorial Director and a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute.
jhaskins@heartland.org @JustinTHaskins