Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson (D-WI) does not expect red flag gun control to be passed any time soon, as the media-driven hysteria following the gruesome mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH continues to wane.
“I really don’t see the dynamic having really changed there much,” Johnson said. “I don’t anticipate we’re going to pass a federal red flag law.
“There are a lot of downsides to passing more legislation that doesn’t do anything positive,” Johnson added.
Johnson’s statements follow news that President Donald Trump, who initially signaled support for strengthening background checks and enacting federal red flag laws following the shootings, was pivoting on the issue following strong constituent feedback against gun control.