First Daughter Ivanka Trump is calling for improved laws to determine who can and cannot legally possess a firearm. In a tweet Sunday, Ivanka echoed remarks from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham by suggesting Congress should pass “red flag laws.”
Congress should enact Red Flag laws/ Extreme Risk Protection Orders in EVERY state and increase resources dedicated to mental health support. https://t.co/YWgccND8dH
Under those measures, state authorities are permitted to confiscate the firearm of an individual believed to be a threat to public safety. Potential gun owners would also be restricted from purchasing a firearm if they have been convicted of domestic violence.
Ivanka’s tweet follows two mass shootings over the weekend, which left 29 people dead in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.