“Red flag” bill to help prevent at risk individuals from buying guns

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Massachusetts lawmakers want to make the state’s strict gun laws even stricter.

It’s called the “red flag” bill and it could take away gun licenses.

Last week, a 19-member legislative committee recommended a bill that would authorize courts to prevent people from owning guns if they’re “deemed dangerous.”

If approved, the law would let a court temporarily prohibit someone from possessing or buying a gun, if they are a risk to themselves or others.

The proposed “red flag” bill would let family members or police officers issue an extreme risk protection order, ultimately taking away your rights to own a gun for one year.

The “red flag” law is expected to get a vote in the House early May.

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