New York Gun Control: ‘Red Flag Law’ Now In Effect, Other States To Follow
In an attempt to bring forth tighter gun control policies, New York, the first of 17 states, has put into effect a “red flag law,” as of this Saturday (August 24).
The law permits authorities and families to request court orders to seize firearms possessed by people deemed dangerous to themselves or others.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says, “New York has led the charge to end this madness by passing the strongest gun safety laws in the nation, including the Red Flag Law that was enacted this year and goes into effect today. This law makes New York the first state in the nation to empower teachers, law enforcement and family members to pursue court intervention when they believe someone is a danger to themselves or others.”
He also states, “The scourge of gun violence and mass shootings plaguing the United States in recent years is only getting worse, and it is fueled in part by Washington’s failure to keep deadly firearms out of the hands of people who threaten violence against others.”
Next, of the 17 states, New Jersey is expected to follow; going into effect September 1.