HomePoliticsTOGETHER BACKGROUND CHECKS & RED FLAG LAWS POSE SERIOUS THREAT Politics TOGETHER BACKGROUND CHECKS & RED FLAG LAWS POSE SERIOUS THREAT August 15, 2019 Rob Lauer Political Reporter As Red Flags laws come closer to become reality in Nevada, numerous questions are being raised about how to apply such a law. The first big question is, how would law enforcement and the Courts know if a target person has firearms to remove? In 1993, Congress passed the Brady Bill, requiring background checks on all firearms purchased through a licensed gun store. At the time, the gun grabbers claimed the law would reduce gun violence. But in order to get the law through Congress, the law required all personal information from gun buyers and their transactions from background checks be purged. So when you walk into a gun store to buy a gun, the store calls the Nevada Department of Public Safety and they conduct a background check. If you pass, the gun store is cleared to sell you the gun. That transaction is then purged from the system. So under Red Flags laws, if your friend or family member or neighbor or law enforcement files a red flag law report claiming you are a threat, Metro would submit red flag order to the local Court and request that the person’s firearms be seized. But if those records have all been purged how does Metro know if you have firearms to seize? Metro could try and access a target person’s credit card transactions to see if they purchased any weapons. Metro could ask the person or his/her friends and family. But without the actual background check that’s all hearsay, which Red Flags law allow in court. And that’s why the Liberals want every gun purchased to be recorded. Make no mistake. The gun background check laws go hand and hand with the Red Flag laws.