Maryland is passed new gun-control laws that they believe will save lives by allowing courts to temporarily restrict firearms for people who are found to be a risk.
Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith, said this new law will allow residents to feel safe from those they believe pose a threat to the community or themselves.
“Starting today, they will have an actual process that they can activate, an actual way to activate the judicial system, and try to stem the proliferation of gun violence,” she stated.
Ever since the Parkland High School shooting that killed 17 people, eight other states have approved for red flag laws.
President of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence says, “The public education is key to this. Family members have to understand that they now have the tools and law enforcement now has the tools to prevent a tragedy before it happens by temporarily removing guns from possession of the person who is in danger either to themselves or to others.”