By Dana Loesch writing for Newsweek
From the article,
Red flag laws first render punishment and establish guilt through ex parte orders, after which the respondent must prove his/her innocence in a process that can take months. There is no evidence to support that waiting periods reduce homicide, either. The Sandy Hook killer didn't want to wait the required 14 days when purchasing a rifle (and was denied one by the Federal Firearms License dealer), so he stole his mother's rifles to commit his evil act. A 2016 DOJ study found that only "1.3% of prisoners obtained a gun from a retail source and used it during their offense." Purchases do go through background checks. There is no evidence to support the claim that lawful, private gun transfers drive crime. The 2015 South Carolina church killer was allowed to purchase his firearm after a completed background check because the background check system failed. One of the proposals gaining serious momentum is that of raising the age to purchase a rifle from 18 to 21 years old, The average age of mass shooters is actually 33.2 years old.