Help me understand why the Red Flag law was used in this case....

Help me understand why the Red Flag law was used in this case....

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    Help me understand why the Red Flag law was used in this case....

    Ok, the headline is something like "First person charged under Florida 'red flag' law found guilty" Then they go on to say that his defense of "not understanding the new law" fell flat and the jury found him guilty. Ok, but then we are told the following: "Smith is facing trial on an attempted murder charge in connection with that incident. He was accused of firing at his friend with a Glock handgun that deputies also took, according to reports."

    So, please explain to me why his weapons were confiscated under the "Red Flag" law when he purportedly used a weapon in the commission of a felony?

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/first-per...w-found-guilty
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    I think it's called "creative reporting" or maybe "creative advertising." The rule of thumb is, "Use anything, say anything, make up anything, twist the truth, or outright lie, do whatever is necessary to further your agenda."

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    Have no idea, but that is not what the Red Flag law was intended for.

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    I think I figured out what the writer presented so poorly. Smith was ordered to surrender his weapons after being arrested for shooting at a car. Later the shooting incident was changed to attempted murder which he it to be tried for. Previously he was tried for failure to surrender his weapons. That was a separate charge from the shooting incident. Now my guess is that Smith was ordered to surrender his weapons while the prosecutors consider the charge of attempted murder. When he did n to surrender them he committed a separate crime for which he was charged and tried.
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    Because they can
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    In this case, existing laws already covered arresting Smith. He violated numerous laws. As Novarider put it, they used the RF law not because there was a need, but because they could.
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    Another story lacking details so who knows.
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    It's not even correct. As I explain on another thread running, Smith was not the first person to be red flagged in FL. We discussed the first case at length on this forum back when it happened.
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    It accomplishes two things.
    1- goverment is flexing their power.
    2- justifies red flag laws to the average American who is to stupid to realize that if the guy was convicted for the shooting, he would be going to prison, not continuing to run around town while armed.
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