So-called “red flag” laws are rife with the potential for destroying people’s due process rights, which is why groups like the Gun Owners of America refuse to back the measures. The thing is, they make a valid point. Unless the laws are written just right, private citizens can be disarmed on the untrustworthy word of people with grudges to settle, for example.
In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has figured why even bother pretending due process is even a thing.
eachers and school administrators would be able to ask a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students under a first-of-its-kind proposal announced Tuesday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The Democratic governor acknowledged his proposal will run into political opposition from Republicans, including those that control the state Senate. But he said it’s a commonsense way to prevent school shootings and get help to students at risk of harming themselves or others. He said it was a far more effective way of protecting students than arming teachers.
Read more at Bearing Arms