The social temperament of contemporary society is to not look to ourselves for decorum & order, but to demand that government effectively act as a stern parent enforcing order.
This has led to the administrative process of Red Flag rules where on a unverified claim without due process legal sentencing is administer & enforced PRIOR to either an actual crime or fair trial.
There is are huge political and legal discussions behind this inversion of our legal system and constitution. In this piece I am simply “not going there” in suggesting we should debate these important societal decisions in an amateur radio blog, but rather want to pose a question very important to our hobby:
What if Red Flag rules end up being applied to Amateur Radio?
What if on the unsubstantiated claims made to the government if your station could be shut down or if you gear could be removed for protective custody?