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Red Flag Law positions of politicians

Red flag laws are a pretty one-sided issue. The Constitution assures that Americans have a right to due process (5th amendment AND 14th amendments), a right to a trial by jury (7th amendment), and an individual right to keep and bear arms (2nd amendment). These rights have been reaffirmed over and over again by the Supreme Court of the United States in cases such as DC vs. Heller and Rodriguez v. United States. However, red flag laws say, to the contrary, that you have none of these rights, and, with no hearing nor fair trial, you can simply be stripped of your Constitutional rights at whim.

Despite this, several "Republicans" In Name Only, who claim themselves supporters of the Constitution, and Democrats (who are more open about their disgust with Constitutional rights, at least, just ask them about the Second Amendment) have banded together to support these red flag laws.

This is, rather obviously, totally unacceptable, so I have put together a voting guide on which senators and senate candidates will stand with the Constitution and the American people and which will stand with rich corporate donors and lobbyists over the Constitution they swore to uphold. Make sure you vote in your state's primary elections in addition to the general election, everyone (even people not part of the party in some states) has a say as to who runs.

Past Elections Archive

March 10

Mississipi Republican Primary:
Senator Cindy Hyde Smith is unopposed, no red flag position on record
Candidates

  • Cindy Hyde Smith - NO POSITION ON RECORD

Unsurprisingly, Cindy Hyde Smith won. She will face Mike Espy in the general election.

March 17

Illinois Republican Primary:
LinkALL candidates have pledged to fight unconstitutional red flag laws! Huge victory.
Candidates

  • Casey Chlebek - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Mark Curran - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Peggy Hubbard - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Robert Marshall - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Tom Tarter - PRO-DUE PROCESS

May 12

Nebraska Republican Primary: Primary challenger Matt Innis Linksays his opponent, incumbent Ben Sasse, supports red flag laws; Ben Sasse has stated he would Linksupport red flag laws if they protected Due Process, the problems with this statement are obvious (the sole point of the law is to avoid Due Process, people who commit serious crimes and are convicted in a fair trial already can't own guns under federal law), and most likely, he simply does not understand the issue. However, Sasse Linkstood up to the president when he said he would "take their guns, go through due process second," and that should not be overlooked.
Candidates

  • Ben Sasse (incumbent) - CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS

  • Tom Tarter - PRO-DUE PROCESS

West Virginia Republican Primary:
Senator Shelley Moore Capito says she Linkthinks it "makes sense" to send SWAT teams to people's houses and tear them apart looking for guns, and kill them if they resist, without even accusing them of a crime. She is being challenged by the president of a hate group, Allen Whitt. There is a third candidate, Larry Butcher, who has no online presence or news coverage.

Candidates

  • Shelley Moore Capito (incumbent) - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

  • Allen Whitt - ANTI-RED FLAG LAW, NON-CONSTITUTIONALIST

  • Larry Butcher - NO POSITION ON RECORD


I feel bad for those living in West Virginia, sad!

May 19

Georgia Republican Primary:
Incumbent senator David Purdue is Linknoncommittal on red flag laws. He is challenged by two obscure candidates, Michael Jowers and James Jackson, neither of who have any online presence or media coverage.
Candidates

  • David Purdue (incumbent) - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • James Jackson - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Michael Jowers - NO POSITION ON RECORD

Idaho Republican Primary:
Incumbent senator Jim Risch is unopposed, and Linkhas been said to oppose red flag laws, but doesn't seem to have said much on the matter.

Candidates

  • Jim Risch - PRO-DUE PROCESS (WEAK SOURCE)

Oregon Republican Primary:
Several Republicans are looking to challenge the incumbent Democrat senator, Jeff Merkley. Among them are Jo Rey Perkins, Linkwho appears to oppose red flag laws according to this Tweet, if you want to take that as a reliable source. None of the other candidates seem to have a significant online presence or any media coverage on their red flag positions.

Candidates

  • Jo Rey Perkins - PRO-DUE PROCESS (WEAK SOURCE)

  • Paul Romero - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Matthew Kulow - NO POSITION ON RECORD

Kentucky Republican Primary:
Mitch McConnell, former de facto leader of the United States/most powerful man in the world (2015 to 2017) and incumbent senator, faces plenty of primary challengers. Most of his contenders either have no online presence, or, like LinkLouis Grider, simply believe he is too old and has been in the senate too long, and needs to step down (recall that McConnell has been in the senate since 1984, and many Republicans care very strongly about term limits and look down on career politicians who stay in the same office for decades), they do not seem to have much to say on red flag laws. McConnell himself has said he would allow a vote on a red flag law only if the president supported it, and would otherwise block it, but has not stated his personal position or how he would vote.

Mitch McConnell is the incumbent, the senate majority leader, and he has 11 and a half million dollars in campaign funds (the next highest candidate in donor funding is C. Wesley Morgan, who has about around two hundred thousand). I think it's pretty clear how this one's going to go.
Candidates

  • Mitch McConnell (incumbent) - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Louis Grider - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • C. Wesley Morgan - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Naren James - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Kenneth Lowndes - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Nicholas Alsager - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Paul John Frangedakis - NO POSITION ON RECORD

June 2

New Jersey Republican Primary:
Neither LinkTrisha Flanagan, LinkHirsh Singh, nor LinkRik Mehta mention red flag laws on the second amendment sections of their campaign websites. The other candidates have no significant online presence.

Candidates

  • Trisha Flanagan - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Navodaya Garepalli - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Rik Mehta - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Hirsh Singh - NO POSITION ON RECORD

Iowa Republican Primary:
Unfortunately, this race is not an opportunity to challenge anti-2A Republican senator Chuck Grassley. Instead, the junior senator, Joni Ernst, will face a re-election challenge. The incumbent Linkdeclined to support red flag laws, while also not saying she would fight against or oppose them. She is challenged by an extremely obscure candidate named Paul Rieck, who does not seem to be a serious challenger.

Candidates

  • Joni Ernst (incumbent) - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Paul Rieck - NO POSITION ON RECORD

New Mexico Republican Primary:
Candidates who prioritized opposing red flag laws to a higher degree above other issues, Mick Rich and Gavin Clarkson, were eliminated in the state preprimary. Both Mark Ronchetti and Elisa Martinez seem to oppose red flag laws.

Candidates

  • Mark Ronchetti - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Elisa Martinez - PRO-DUE PROCESS

Montana Republican Primary:
Despite immense pressure from the media and DC establishment, incumbent senator Steve Daines is Linkproudly upholding his Constitutional duty to protect Due Process by resisting red flag laws. He is being challenged by never-Trumper LinkDan Larson.
Candidates

  • Steve Daines (incumbent) - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Dan Larson - NO POSITION ON RECORD

South Dakota Republican Primary:
Mike Rounds told Politico that he would Linknot support any red flag law he had seen proposed. A one-term unelected state rep named Scylla Borglum is inexplicably challenging Rounds, claiming he Linkdoesn't support Trump hard enough.
Candidates

  • Mike Rounds (incumbent) - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Scylla Borglum - NO POSITION ON RECORD


June 9

Maine Republican Primary:
Maine's incumbent senator, Susan Collins, has violated her pledge to support and defend the Constitution by supporting illegal red flag policies. Her only primary challenger, Derek Levasseur, was arrested, leaving her unopposed.

Candidates

  • Susan Collins (incumbent) - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

South Carolina:
Maine's incumbent senator, Lindsey Graham, has violated his pledge to support and defend the Constitution by supporting illegal red flag policies. He is backed by 12 million dollars of deep swamp money. Unlike Graham, primary challenger Duke Buckner Linkwill stand up against these unconstitutional infringements. Of the other primary challengers, LinkJoe Reynolds, is similarly an unamerican supporter of red flag laws. Roy Moore-style candidate Michael LaPierre, notable for his obsession with president Ronald Reagan, is Linkopposed to red flag laws, but is not a Constitutionalist, and takes issue with other Constitutional rights retained by the people. There are also 4 or 5 irrelevant candidates who have no money or popular support behind their campaigns, I won't bother listing them here.

Candidates

  • Lindsey Graham (incumbent) - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

  • Duke Buckner - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Joe Reynolds - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

  • Michael LaPierre - ANTI-RED FLAG LAW, NON-CONSTITUTIONALIST

Virginia Republican Primary:
The most well-funded candidate, Victor Williams, says he will Link"Defend Individual Constituional [sic] Rights for American History, Free Speech. Free Religous [sic] Expression, Free Press, and Gun Posession [sic]." Well, aside from the need for a spellchecker, his heart is in the right place.

Candidates

  • Victor Williams - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Dan Gade - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Omari Faulkner - NO POSITION ON RECORD


June 30

Colorado Republican Primary:
Incumbent Cory Gardner Linkopposes the unconstitutional red flag laws. He is unchallenged in the primary.

Candidates

  • Cory Gardner (incumbent) - PRO-DUE PROCESS

Oklahoma Republican Primary:
Incumbent Jim Inhofe has been Linkhesitant to make concrete statements of policy positions on unconstitutional red flag laws. As for challenger JJ Stitt, the very first sentence on his website is Link"JJ Stitt is the strongest 2nd Amendment candidate to ever come forward," but does not say anything on unconstitutional red flag laws directly; I think it's pretty obvious he opposes them, but can't say for certain.

Candidates

  • Jim Inhofe (incumbent) - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • JJ Stitt - NO POSITION ON RECORD

August 4

Arizona Republican Primary:
Incumbent senator Martha McSally has been accused by some of her primary opponents of supporting the red flag laws, but I could not find any solid evidence to prove this was the case. Dan McCarthy Linkis against red flag laws, and accuses McSally of supporting them.

Candidates

  • Martha McSally (incumbent) - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Dan McCarthy - PRO-DUE PROCESS

Kansas Republican Primary:
Senator Pat Roberts, who wants to Linkillegally raise the age to purchase a gun to 21, in violation of the Equal Protections Clause of the 14th Amendment, is retiring. Whoever wins the primary will almost certainly win the general, so there's a lot of money in this race. Susan Wagle, an experienced state senator, signed a Linkdeclaration from Kansas state legislators against red flag laws. She has consistently shown her commitment to the Constitution of the United States.

Among her opponents, representative Roger Marshall opposes red flag laws, but his open association with hate groups would endanger the general election and could allow anti-2A, pro-Red Flag presumptive nominee Barbara Bollier to take the seat, similar to what happened when Roy Moore defeated Luther Strange in the 2018 Alabama senate race.

Football player Dave Lindstrom and Brian Matlock, a "Republican Socialist", are also in the race, neither having expressed clear policies on red flag laws.

Candidates

  • Susan Wagle - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Roger Marshall - ANTI-RED FLAG LAW, NON-CONSTITUTIONALIST

  • Dave Lindstrom - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Brian Matlock - NO POSITION ON RECORD

Michigan Republican Primary:
The candidates in this race are John James and Bob Carr - both have done a great job obfuscating their positions from the public, and neither even bothers having an "issues" section on their campaign website.

However, John James has gone on record in the past as a real Strict Constructionist who will defend the Constitution even if it means breaking ranks with his party; I would be surprised if he supported clearly unconstitutional suggestions such as red flag laws. When questioned on a semi-automatic weapons ban, Linkhe said ""A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, SHALL NOT be infringed." Enough said!"

Candidates

  • John James - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Bob Carr - NO POSITION ON RECORD

August 6

Tennessee Republican Primary:
Incumbent Lamar Alexander is retiring. Bill Haggerty has outraised and outspent all his primary opponents by a wide margin, while Linkopposing red flag laws, as well as a national gun registry. Dr. Manny Sethi, the second biggest fundraiser of the primary, also Linkopposes these unconstitutional measures. The likely third-place candidate, Byron Bush, is running almost exclusively on the hyperspecific issue of fighting judicial corruption, in fact, it's the Linkonly issue he lists on his website's "issues" section.

Candidates

  • Bill Haggerty - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Manny Sethi - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Byron Bush - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Johnny JJ Presley - PRO-DUE PROCESS

August 11

Minnesota Republican Primary:
Presumptive nominee Jason Lewis hasn't expressed many concrete positions on red flag laws, or anything else, for that matter - After all, why would he when he has an endorsement from Donald Trump? His only serious opponent is, for some reason the host of Cooking for Dads (???) but again, Trump endorsement, plus he has 400,000 dollars cash on hand for this election (contrast with the second highest-funded candidate, who has 8,000) so it would be surprising if this election was much of a fight. There are some other obscure candidates as well.

Candidates

  • Jason Lewis - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Rob Barrett - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Theron Preston Washington - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Forest Hyatt - NO POSITION ON RECORD

Upcoming Elections

September 15 Delaware Primaries - Senate
Republican James DeMartino and Lauren Witzke will face eachother in the Republican primary on September 15 for the chance to challenge Chris Coons in the general election. DeMartino has not said anything on red flag laws specifically, while Witzke opposes them but is known for her open association with neo-nazis, which does not inspire a great deal of confidence in her belief in our inalienable rights. Chris Coons is a Linksupporter of unconstitutional red flag laws.

Republican Candidates:

  • James DeMartino - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Lauren Witzke - ANTI-RED FLAG LAW, NON-CONSTITUTIONALIST

Democrat Candidates:

  • Chris Coons (incumbent) - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

  • Jessica Scarane NO POSITION ON RECORD

November General Election - Senate
Alabama
Democrat incumbent Doug Jones and Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville are both known for having defeated bigoted pedophile Roy Moore in their respective races. Doug Jones earlier said he was Linknot in favor of gun control, but has since gone back on his promises and said Link"we need to be seriously looking at" red flag laws that would enable the murder of law-abiding legal gun owners in cold blood. Though, this stops short of an outright endorsement, and Jones has not sponsored or co-sponsored any unconstitutional red flag bill so far.

Tuberville hasn't bothered to list any position on his website.
Candidates:

  • Tommy Tuberville - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Doug Jones (incumbent) - CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS

Alaska
Neither incumbent senator Dan Sullivan or Democratic challenger Al Gross list any stance on unconstitutional red flag laws.

Candidates:

  • Dan Sullivan (incumbent) - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Al Gross - NO POSITION ON RECORD

Arizona
Arizona's Democratic candidate, Mark Kelly, is one of the leaders of the dark money/astroturf group the Gabby Giffords Center. More or less the face of the elite 1%'rs using their money to subvert our inalienable rights.

Arizona news station KGUN9 claims that the Republican incumbent, Martha McSally, Linkspoke in favor of terroristic and unconstitutional red flag laws, but could not provide a direct quote or other evidence of this statement.

Candidates:

  • Martha McSally (incumbent) - ANTI-DUE PROCESS (WEAK SOURCE)

  • Mark Kelly - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

Arkansas
Republican incumbent Tom Cotton is an Linkadvocate of state terrorism against gun owners who have not been accused of crimes. The Democrats, deciding that Tom Cotton is violating the Constitution enough that they don't even need to challenge him, are not running an opposing candidate. Thankfully, he has a Libertarian Challenger, Ricky Harrington Jr.

While I couldn't find many public statements by Harrington on the issue, he Linkretweeted an attack on Tom Cotton's unconstitutional support for illegal red flag law proposals.

  • Ricky Harrington Jr. - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Tom Cotton (incumbent) - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

Colorado
Democratic challenger John Hickenlooper has Linkvoiced his support of unconstitutional red flag laws (a violation of the pledge he would have to take as senator to defend and uphold the Constitution), while Republican incumbent Cory Gardner Linkhas stood up for the inalienable right to due process and a fair trial.

Candidates:

  • Cory Gardner (incumbent) - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • John Hickenlooper - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

Delaware
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Georgia
Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff is Linka supporter of violent and terroristic red flag proposals. Thankfully, incumbent Republican sen. David Purdue has said he has Link"concerns" about red flag laws, as any sane and decent human being would.

Candidates:

  • David Purdue (incumbent) - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Jon Ossoff - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

Georgia Special Election
Doug Collins is running to be the Republican senator and has bravely Linkfought for the rights of the people to be free from fascist red flag laws during his tenure as a US Representative. He is going against incumbent Kelly Loeffler, who was not elected, but appointed by the governor. Loeffler is a Mitt Romney megadonor who Linkunloaded seven-figures worth of stocks after a private Senate briefing on the coronavirus outbreak, and refuses to make her stance on red flag laws known. Georgians deserve better than Kelly Koeffler. There are some typical neoliberal Democrat drones running as well.

  • Doug Collins - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Kelly Loeffler (incumbent) - NO POSITION ON RECORD
    Matt Lieberman - NO POSITION ON RECORD
    Raphael Warnoc - NO POSITION ON RECORD

Idaho
Jim Risch is a strong constitutionalist when it comes to standing up for our inalienable human right to due process. His Democratic opponent is Paulette Jordan, who has Linkcalled herself a "proud gun owner and carrier," but also participated in the "March for our lives" bootlicker protesters. Also, when asked what her top 3 gun control proposals would be, said she would "Ban bump stocks; require gun training certification and licensure for the purchase of military grade weapons; and greater penalties for gun violence and gun negligence." No mention of red flag laws. While Jordan is far from the worst the Democratic Party has to offer, Jim Risch is significantly more dedicated to defending the human rights of his constituents.

  • Jim Risch (incumbent) - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Paulette Jordan - NO POSITION ON RECORD

Illinois
Mark Curran has won the Republican Primary to challenge incumbent Democrat senator LinkDick Durban, who is a red flag law supporter endorsed by the Fascist organization Everytown for Gun Safety.

Candidates:

  • Mark Curran - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Dick Durbin - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

Iowa
Iowa's election is between Joni Ernst, who Linkdeclined to support red flag laws, while also not saying she would fight against or oppose them. She is challenged by some anti-Due Process insect endorsed by Linkthe Everytown Fascists.

Candidates:

  • Joni Ernst - NO POSITION ON RECORD

  • Theresa Greenfield - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

Kansas
Republican challenger Roger Marshall Linkopposes unconstitutional red flag laws, though this should not be conflated with a support for the Constitutional rights of American citizens in general, as his association with hate groups has made clear he does not view our rights as anything beyond privileges the government may extend or decimate at its leisure.

His opponent, Barbara Bollier, supports Linkfascist red flag laws.

Candidates:

  • Roger Marshall - ANTI-RED FLAG LAW, NON-CONSTITUTIONALIST

  • Barbara Bollier - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

Tennessee
LinkBill Hagerty is heroically standing up for due process against his opponent, Marquita Bradshaw, Linkwho supports state terrorism against innocent people accused of no criminal wrongdoing.

Candidates:

  • Bill Hagerty - PRO-DUE PROCESS

  • Marquita Bradshaw - ANTI-DUE PROCESS

Senators and Senate Candidates

Supporting unconstitutional red flag laws
"Republicans"

Democrats

Defending the right to Due Process for Americans
Republicans

Democrats
Lol

*Ted Cruz has both espoused support for and disavowed red flag laws at different times, depending on who he is talking to. It's no surprise the president called him a liar.
**Rand Paul endorsed red flag laws, saying "Iím not opposed to sort of an emergency order for 48 hours," but also got mad at then-AG nominee William Barr for supporting the same red flag laws.

Representatives and House of Representatives Candidates

Supporting unconstitutional red flag laws
"Republicans"

Defending the right to Due Process for Americans
Republicans

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