It doesn’t have to be to meet the anti-gunners goals:
- Advocates want to discourage and reduce gun ownership by any means necessary.
- Legislators want to feel good about themselves and give the illusion they’re doing something.
- Gov. Cuomo just wanted a media spectacle out of it.
Since all three of these were achieved in a sense “Red Flag” has been a big success. As with all other gun control laws, public safety isn’t the goal.