Rural New York Paper Points Out Issues With State’s Red Flag Law
By Tom Knighton
Wyoming County doesn’t have a lot of fans of New York state’s new gun laws. The county made that clear, and I applaud them for it. I hope it does more, such as what some counties in Washington state are doing. Maybe it will in time. Who knows.
What we do know is that Wyoming County isn’t happy with Albany, NY’s shenanigans when it comes to the Second Amendment. Even the local paper is taking issue with the state’s red flag laws, which may be the least controversial law passed.
Among them was the so-called red flag bill which, per the Senate’s synopsis, “establishes extreme risk protection orders as a court-issued order of protection prohibiting a person from purchasing, possessing or attempting to purchase or possess a firearm, rifle or shotgun.”
The bill allows family members, school administrators and their designees (teachers, counselors, nurses) to petition a court and then prove that the allegedly-dangerous party is likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others. Police officers were included in the list of petitioners, but they’ve always possessed the ability to petition the court given they dotted the …Read the Rest
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