Saturday, January 25, 2020

Red Flag law
A Tennessee lawmaker wants to allow residents to petition the courts to temporarily remove firearms from relatives who may pose a threat to themselves or others. . Democrat Sen. Sara Kyle, is sponsoring a bill that would allow family members, household members, intimate partners or law enforcement to petition to temporarily confiscate guns from an individual who shows an immediate risk of harming themselves or others. This type of law, commonly known as "red flag" laws or extreme risk protection orders,is being introduced nationwide in response to gun violence. Under the proposal, the petitioner would sign a sworn affidavit for the emergency protection order. If a judge grants the order, the person in question would be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm during the period the order is in effect. But ithe seizure of firearms would not be immediate. The petitioner would have to prove that the respondent is at immediate risk and the respondent would not lose the right to own or buy firearms in the future after the order expires. Within 30 days of the order, a hearing would be held at which the judge would either toss out or extend the order for a specific period of time,but no longer than one year..

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