Posted February 26, 2019 5:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Now that red flag laws are going in place in numerous states, there’s a lot of data being generated.

One such place is Massachusetts, which recently passed their own red flag law. Now, they’re touting the success of it.

Police seized weapons and ammunition last year belonging to six people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others under the state’s new “red flag” law, according to newly released data.

The law, passed in the wake of school shootings and signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in July, allows police, friends or relatives of a legal gun owner to seek a so-called “extreme risk protection order” if they believe that person poses a risk to themselves or others. The order gives police authority to temporarily confiscate that person’s firearms.

Data released by the state’s Trial Court shows the law, which went into effect in mid-August, has been used to confiscate firearms belonging to at least six people.

Most were white men but other details — such as names, addresses, the type and amount of weapons and ammunition seized, and the circumstances —were not disclosed. Cases were handled by local courts in Milford, Hingham, Quincy, Holyoke, Ayer and Brockton.

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Source:: Bearing Arms

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