In the wake of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, many politicians from both parties, including President Trump, have verbalized support for Red Flag laws.
On Monday, Senators Lindsey Graham (R - SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D - Conn) co-authored a bill that creates a federal grant program to assist states that adopt Red Flag laws.
Red Flag laws, often referred to as Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), allow law enforcement to take guns from people who are proven to be a public threat. These laws currently exist in 17 states (and the District of Columbia), but they do have some critics.
Food For Thought
Are Red Flag laws a good idea? Are they setting a new precedent, or following existing precedents?