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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:07 PM

Gun-Seizure Laws Grow In Popularity Since Parkland Shooting


By RYAN J. FOLEY
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In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented number of seizure orders across the country.

Supporters say these “red flag” laws are among the most promising tools to reduce the nearly 40,000 suicides and homicides by firearm each year in the U.S. Gun advocates, though, say such measures undermine their constitutional rights and can result in people being stripped of their weapons on false or vindictive accusations.


Nine states have passed laws over the past year allowing police or household members to seek court orders requiring people deemed threatening to temporarily surrender their guns, bringing the total to 14. Several more are likely to follow in the months ahead.

More than 1,700 orders allowing guns to be seized for weeks, months or up to a year were issued in 2018 by the courts after they determined the individuals were a threat to themselves or others, according to data from several states obtained by The Associated Press. The actual number is probably much higher since the data was incomplete and didn’t include California.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:13 PM

1. Not more popular. Lefty states confiscating guns without Due Process.

Lefty cannot honor the constitution. It just gets in the way of his agenda.

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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:34 PM

2. The latest lefty gun seizure law.

"The Nobody Wants to Take Your Gun Act"

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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:56 PM

3. They SHOULD incarcerate the person instead.

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