Kamala Harris Takes a Stand at Parkland: Calls for Nationwide Adoption of Red-Flag Gun Laws

PARKLAND, Fla. – Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Parkland on Monday and called on states to adopt red-flag gun laws in an effort to prevent gun violence. Harris, who was accompanied by Democratic Congressional leaders, met with local officials and families affected by the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Speaking at a roundtable discussion, Harris emphasized the need for stronger gun control measures, stating that red-flag laws could be “a heroic act” to save lives. These laws allow for the temporary removal of firearms from individuals deemed to pose … Read more

New York Appeals Court Upholds Red-Flag Law, Rejects Constitutional Challenge

ALBANY, N.Y. – In a groundbreaking decision on Wednesday, a New York appeals court upheld the state’s red-flag law, dismissing claims that the law violated the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This marks the first time a New York appeals court has addressed the constitutionality of the red-flag law. The Second Department of the Appellate Division, in its ruling, stated that the red-flag law, which allows law enforcement officials to temporarily confiscate firearms from individuals considered a danger to themselves or others, is in line with the nation’s historical tradition of regulating access to … Read more

New York’s Red-Flag Gun Seizures Reach Record High as Evidence Rooms Overflow

Buffalo, New York – New York State has implemented an ambitious experiment with red-flag laws to combat gun violence, leading to a sharp increase in the number of firearm seizures. Under these laws, individuals deemed at risk of harming themselves or others can be prevented from possessing or purchasing firearms. The state’s civil court judges approved over 4,300 final orders under the law last year, up from just 222 the previous year. The New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies removed at least 1,800 guns in 2023, leading to a storage crisis. The … Read more