The Iowa Standard was able to join Sen. Charles Grassley’s Capitol Hill Report on Thursday. We asked him where he’s at on red flag gun laws.
“The bottom line of any red flag law, I don’t know how the 13 states do this, we could maybe learn a lot from their rights and wrongs, but for a red flag law to be constitutional you’ve got to provide due process for the person being affected by the red flag law,” Grassley said. “From my standpoint, whether it’s the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth or Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, they all have value of protecting the citizens of America from the government.
“On natural rights that are spelled out in the Declaration of Independence, I’m going to do everything I can to protect the constitutional rights of the Second Amendment. But exactly what the agenda is, I have not been updated.
Grassley said there is a bipartisan pair of senators working to find an agreement.
“They’re trying to work up some bipartisan agreement more in the area of background checks and maybe red flag laws,” he said. “Maybe both are on the agenda. If they come up with something, I’m told by (Sen. Mitch) McConnell it could be up the first week we get back.”