The Trace: 1700-Plus Guns Seized From High-Risk Gun Owners


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So, what exactly makes a “high-risk gun owner” high-risk?

Guns were temporarily taken from at least 1,700 potentially dangerous people last year as red flag laws gained traction. More than 1,000 of the gun removal orders were issued by courts in Florida, according to an AP analysis. In the wake of the Parkland massacre, Florida was one of nine states to  pass new red flag laws, which allow law enforcement and other designated parties to petition a court to temporarily seize the firearms from owners who pose a specific danger to themselves or others.

– The Trace, Red Flag Laws Disarmed 1700+ High-Risk Gun Owners Last Year

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