Florida’s Red Flag Law Comes Under Scrutiny Amid Rising Gun Deaths and Mixed Results on Mass Shootings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida’s red flag law, implemented in response to the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, aims to prevent potential crimes by allowing the state to seize firearms from individuals deemed at risk. Since the law’s passage, over 12,000 people have temporarily lost access to their weapons based on reports received from concerned family members or friends, as state records indicate. Under this legislation, a judge can issue a temporary risk protection order, preventing a gun owner from having access to their firearms. These weapons can then be placed in … Read more

Tackling Gun Violence: Urgent Call for Texas to Enact Red Flag Laws and Save Lives

Uvalde, Texas – A recent report by a Texas House committee has highlighted the tragic consequences of ignoring warning signs in cases of gun violence. The report shed light on a pattern of missed opportunities in preventing multiple mass shootings, providing a compelling argument for the implementation of a red flag law in Texas. The report detailed the disturbing path of a particular attacker who exhibited concerning behavior before committing heinous acts. The individual, who had dropped out of school and shown an interest in violent and gruesome imagery, went on to kill 19 children … Read more

Uniting Forces: Red Flag Law Unites Law Enforcement and Mental Health Experts for Safer Communities

MIAMI, Florida – Law enforcement agencies across the country are increasingly turning to mental health experts to address the complex intersection of mental illness and public safety. This innovative approach, known as the “red flag law,” aims to build a bridge between law enforcement and mental health professionals. Red flag laws, also known as extreme risk protection orders, empower law enforcement officials to temporarily remove firearms from individuals who pose a significant risk to themselves or others. By leveraging the expertise of mental health experts, these laws strive to prevent tragedies and provide individuals in … Read more

Minnesota’s New ‘Red Flag’ Law Sparks Controversy and Questions

Minneapolis — Minnesota implemented a new “red flag” law on January 1, causing confusion and uncertainty among those seeking to utilize the law to protect themselves and their communities. The law, officially referred to as the Extreme Risk Protection Order law, was passed by the 2023 Minnesota Legislature and is aimed at addressing concerns about individuals who may possess firearms and pose a threat to themselves or others. Similar laws have been enacted in at least 21 other states and the District of Columbia. In Minnesota, individuals can file a petition for a temporary or … Read more