Red Flag Laws: Understanding Extreme Risk Protection Orders and Whether A Bill Will Pass in Maine

May 21, 2019


Fifteen states currently have a Red Flag law, which permits police or family members to petition a court to order the temporary removal of guns from any person who may present a danger to themselves or others. A public hearing about a proposed Red Flag law for Maine was held in April and a work session on the bill took place in early May. We'll learn about the bill's status and the arguments for and against such a law.