Trying to stop the next mass shooting
The House of Delegates’ Judiciary Committee will get a briefing Tuesday on the implementation of Maryland’s “red flag” legislation, which became law in the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that killed 17 people in February.
Maryland’s law enables law enforcement officials, certain family members, intimate partners and mental health providers, among others, to request an “Extreme Risk Protective Orders” to temporarily take guns from people who pose an immediate danger of causing personal injury.
Maryland’s judiciary fielded 114 requests to remove firearms from individuals in October, the first month the law went into effect.
No party like an inaugural party