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What States Have Red Flag Laws?

What States Have Red Flag Laws?

Last updated: 06/21/2019

The rise of “red flag” laws across the country has become a point of concern among America’s veterans. As we have covered previously, a red flag law is a gun-violence protection law that allows law enforcement and families to petition courts to remove firearms from a person who may present a danger to themselves or others. Rather than requiring probable cause that someone has committed a crime, red flag laws are based on the supposition that a crime could occur based on the subject in question.

For example, a veteran suffering from PTSD could have their legally owned firearms confiscated under a state red flag law under the supposition that their mental health condition makes them unfit to own a gun.

So far, 16 states have implemented some form of red flag legislation.

What States Have Red Flag Laws – Veterans Action Network
Florida
New York
Delaware
Illinois
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Jersey
Rhode Island
Vermont
California
Connecticut
Indiana
Oregon
Washington
Colorado (April 2019)
Nevada (June 2019)

In addition to those states, the following states have had red flag legislation introduced in their state legislatures.
Alaska
Maine
New Hampshire
Minnesota
Michigan
Iowa
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Nebraska
Missouri
Arizona
Kansas
Arkansas
Tennessee
North Carolina
South Carolina
Oklahoma
Texas
Hawaii

While common sense gun control measures can be agreed upon by people on all sides, we must be very careful when it comes to rescinding 2nd Amendment rights without due process of the law. No doubt, red flag laws will continue to be a major topic of debate in the United States in the years to come.

Read More: https://www.veteransactionnetwork.net/what-sates-have-red-flag-laws/

My Thoughts:

The basic premise for these Red Flag Laws is good overall on the face of it, but without the person being accused being able to rebut these claims in court prior to them being implemented, the chance’s for them being misused to the person that’s being accused is overwhelming.

Source: USA Carry

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