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Fri Jun 29, 2018, 09:21 AM

Carney signs "Red Flag" legislation

Gov. John Carney, on June 27, signed House Substitute 1 for House Bill 222 into law surrounded by members of the general assembly of both parties, law enforcement and advocates for gun safety.

This legislation, sponsored by Rep. David Bentz, allows a court to issue a lethal violence protection order in cases where a family member or law enforcement officer can show that the respondent poses a danger to self or others by owning, possessing, controlling, purchasing or receiving a firearm.

“This new legislation is another tool to help law enforcement and our community confront gun violence,” said Carney. “One piece of legislation alone will not solve the problem of gun violence, but with a comprehensive approach, along with efforts to strengthen security in our schools, we can make a difference. We’ve made great progress this legislative session and I would like to thank members of the general assembly and advocates for their tireless work on this issue.”

This bill is the latest in a package of gun safety measures Carney signed into law this legislative session, including the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act, toughening penalties around straw purchases and banning “bump stocks” in the state.

Read more: http://www.doverpost.com/news/20180627/carney-signs-red-flag-legislation

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