Prison » Indiana’s ‘red flag’ gun law is getting national attention. But does it work?

Indy Star
February 23. 2018

Another mass shooting in the United States has reignited a predictable and divisive debate: Should we draft new gun regulations? Or do we need stronger policy around mental health?

After the shooting at a Florida high school, as in past shootings, the gridlock seems unending.

But in conservative Indiana, where one in three adults owns a gun, a firearms restriction is on the books designed to balance the concerns from each side of the debate.

The “red flag” law allows police to temporarily confiscate firearms from people who are threatening to harm themselves or others. No warrant or judge’s signature is necessary.

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This article was posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:54 am

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