Try­ing to stop the next mass shoot­ing

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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

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