It’s actually been kind of fun to watch Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) get out from under the shadow of the late John McCain, so that Graham could spread his little wings and fly. He was absolutely sizzling during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings, and Graham has also been a joy to behold when it comes to his sudden newfound support for a wall on the southern border.
But as many people pointed out after this metamorphosis, Graham still bears watching closely. Eventually, some of his old anti-American, far-left policies will resurface. Sure enough, Sen. Graham is now calling for a federal “bipartisan” red flag gun confiscation bill.
Graham has been a long-time supporter of things like red flag confiscation bills, in which a family member, neighbor or your mailman can tell a judge you look suspicious. This results in a pre-dawn SWAT raid at your home, where the cops come to take away your guns without an actual legitimate warrant and without you actually committing a crime. We’ve written about these disastrous “red flag” laws previously. Multiple blue states have passed these laws already, such as California, Florida and Illinois.
In Maryland, 60-year-old Gary Willis was shot dead by police last November when they pounded on his door at 5 a.m. to “red flag” him. Gary had answered the door with his gun in his hand like any sane person would when someone pounds on their door at 5 a.m.
Red flag laws are the type of abusive confiscation-without-cause that the British government engaged in against the colonists. How did that work out, by the way?
The Democrat-controlled House has already passed two new gun control bills. One would criminalize selling or giving a gun to your nephew, and the other would require instant background checks for… selling or giving a gun to your nephew. Sen. Graham says he hasn’t looked at the Democrats’ package of gun-grabbing awfulness yet, but he believes that it’s an area where Democrats and Republicans can hold hands and have a singalong together.
It’s like the old joke: ‘Bipartisan’ is an ancient Latin phrase that means, “Screwing Americans out of their constitutional rights.”
“I haven’t really looked at the House package,” Graham told CNN. “But this to me is the area [red flag laws] where we can really come together.”
This is the type of Republican “leadership” that has infuriated everyday Americans for decades. Democrats never compromise with Republicans on anything – unless they’re getting something out of the deal for one of their constituent groups. “Oh, sure, Republicans, we’ll vote for your hurricane relief funds… just as long as it includes amendments to fund partial-birth abortion, transgender rights, free dental care for illegal aliens and Muslim prayer rooms in schools.”
But even when Republicans are in charge, as they are in the Senate right now, they will still crawl to the Democrats and grovel with their hands out – just for the sake of “compromising” on something. No one asked you to compromise, guys!
Let’s take a look at the long list of everything that Democrats were willing to compromise with Republicans on recently. OK, we’re done! That was a short list – mainly because there’s nothing on it.
You really would have thought that Lindsey Graham had learned his lesson after the Brett Kavanaugh experience. Graham has built up a lot of good will in the Senate, for example, by voting for Barack Obama’s disastrous Supreme Court justices. He naively believed that many of his Democrat “friends” would grudgingly vote for Brett Kavanaugh, now that the shoe was on the other foot.
They burned him without hesitation, just as they will burn him on amnesty, gun control or any other issue. Graham is Charlie Brown and the Democrats are Lucy, wistfully gazing at him as they hold the football. “We really mean it this time, Lindsey!”
Thankfully, we’re starting to see some sanity on the “red flag” confiscation laws, at least in one state. Maryland sheriffs have put their state government on notice that they’re not going to be enforcing any more of these orders. One sheriff called it a “suicide mission” to send deputies to confiscate firearms from people who haven’t been convicted or even accused of a crime. He’s not wrong – but Lindsey Graham is.