Required Reading – August 6 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Rives: Unconstitutional ‘red flag’ laws attack the rights of people who might, maybe, at some point, commit a crime

“Everyone who values our rule of law and the general premise our country was founded upon (that our rights are fundamental, inalienable, and pre-political) should agree with the legal challenges seeking to overturn “red flag” laws across the country. I have not read one such state law yet that is constitutional, and the legal philosophy behind these laws is dangerously illegitimate. […]  The “red flag” laws are stripping citizens of their protected right to keep and bear arms without due process and without any precursor of actual criminal conduct or even inchoate acts. […] Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have some version of a red flag law.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

Barkoukis: Trump Suggests Tying Background Checks to Immigration Reform After Mass Shootings

“‘We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain. Likewise for those so seriously wounded,’ he tweeted. ‘We can never forget them, and those many who came before them. Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!’ […]  ‘The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country,’ he said. ‘Fake News has contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years. News coverage has got to start being fair, balanced and unbiased, or these terrible problems will only get worse!'”

Read more at Town Hall.

Skurkiss: Antifa is arming

“The incessant hate campaign against President Donald Trump and his supporters by the media and the Democratic Party is pushing the left’s Trump Derangement Syndrome into the danger zone. The current issue of the New Republic, a premier publication of liberalism, has an article titled “Antifa Is Arming Itself Aganist a Trump Crackdown.”  Left-wing radicals are overwrought about transgressions they imagine the president and his supporters might commit. As a result, . . .”

Read more at American Thinker.

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