If you want an easy way to explain red flag gun laws to someone, this meme works perfectly. Red flag laws allow any malicious person you’ve ever known to send a SWAT team to your home and take your guns away, even though you haven’t been accused of a crime. All they have to do is tell a judge that they’re “worried” you’re going to hurt yourself, and here come the cops to ruin your life.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress are trying to incentivize states to pass red flag laws at the local level (because they’re unconstitutional at the federal level). We already know that red flag laws are dangerous. They’ve gotten people killed in states that have red flag laws in effect.
One poor guy in Maryland was killed by police in a pre-dawn raid, after his ex-wife convinced a court that he was a danger to himself. He tried to argue with the cops when they showed up, and now he’s dead.
That’s a red flag law in a nutshell. In a best-case scenario, you would just lose your gun. In a worst-case scenario, you get killed in a shootout with the cops because a malicious co-worker or ex-spouse red flagged you.