Posted November 3, 2023 9:00 am by Comments

By Grace Stevens

On its face, Maine’s “yellow flag” law, enacted in 2019, could have made a crucial difference in this case. It authorizes police, after taking someone into “protective custody” based on probable cause to believe he is “mentally ill” and poses a threat to himself or others, to ask a “medical practitioner” for an assessment of whether the detainee “presents a likelihood of foreseeable harm.” …
Gun control activists complained that Maine’s “yellow flag” law is harder to use than the “red flag” laws that 21 states have enacted, which have fewer and weaker procedural protections.
Continue reading Sullum: Police in Maine Had the Tools to Stop the Maine Shooter, But They Didn’t Use Them at The Truth About Guns.

Source: The Truth About Guns

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