MA Governor Expected To Sign ‘Red Flag Law’ Bill Today
By Tom Knighton
As “red flag laws” sweep the country, it’s kind of surprising that Massachusetts hasn’t already embraced the potentially right-stripping legislation with gusto. One might have expected them to already have such a law in place well before Parkland, but they didn’t.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, however, is expected to fix that “oversight” at some point today.
Gov. Charlie Baker will sign a bill on Tuesday that will give Massachusetts even stronger gun control laws.
Massachusetts already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. The so-called “red flag” bill, or extreme risk protection order bill, will allow a family or household member to petition a judge to confiscate someone’s gun if the person poses a danger to themselves or others.
Baker, a Republican, on Monday said he was swayed by the support of the state’s police chiefs.
“Massachusetts has always relied on police chiefs to serve as the primary point of decision-making on issues around license to carry,” Baker said. “The fact that the police chiefs came out and support this legislation meant a lot to us.”
The fact that police chiefs–political animals that often reflect the politics of the officials who appoint them than the rank-and-file officers who deal with …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms