“National Rifle Association Off Target On Red Flag Law Process”

PolitiFact gives the NRA a “Mostly False” rating.

Politifact found that the NRA’s statement that a certain candidate would “use red-flag laws to confiscate Wisconsinite firearms without due process” was mostly false.

“Like Vos on an earlier claim, the NRA vastly overstates the way red-flag laws work, suggesting there is no judicial process at all. In truth, the proposal backed by Evers had a judge involved from the start, unlike in some other states. The NRA also used over-the-top language in describing a temporary seizure through a clear judicial process as ‘confiscation.’

The NRA has a point that the gun owner is not necessarily involved in the initial hearing, but that alone — as other courts have held — does not mean it violates due process.”