Ted Nugent Targets Marco Rubio’s ‘Red Flag’ Gun-Control Bill

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(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) Legendary rocker and avid outdoorsman Ted Nugent is sounding off on Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla..

Rubio is actively pursuing “red flag” legislation, intended to prevent the mentally unhinged from obtain firearms, in response to last year’s shooting at Broward County’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Seventeen students were murdered by former student Nikolas Cruz amid a cascade of failures by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel and the Broward County School Board.

Florida state legislators responded to the horrific tragedy by passing a red-flag law, which makes it much easier for courts to disarm gunowners.

Now, Rubio is reintroducing federal legislation to get other states to do the same.

Nugent, a vocal proponent of gun rights, took to Facebook on Monday to condemn Rubio’s effort as an open door for anti-Second Amendment abuse.

Rubio’s bill would provide federal funding for states to implement red-flag laws, which Nugent characterized as “tax dollars to pay for gun seizures nationwide.”

“This idea has already proven successful in states like Florida, and it is my hope that this bill will get all the other states in the country to do the same thing,” Rubio said in a statement.

A dozen states have laws allowing either law enforcement or mental health workers to seek court orders to disarm people.

Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed and Maine Sen. Angus King, who caucuses with Democrats, are co-sponsoring Rubio’s bill.

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Cruz, who had been expelled after long track-record of exhibiting unstable behavior, was shielded by an Obama administration school “no arrest” policy aimed at protecting violent students from law-enforcement accountability.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office still received 18 calls about Cruz’s violent gun threats, but did nothing to stop him.

Sheriff Israel announced Wednesday, nearly a full year after the school massacre, that he will be suspended.

Florida’s new Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, was sworn into office on Wednesday.