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How well is Maine's yellow flag law working to protect people from gun violence?

Guns lined up for sale on shelves
Gabor Degre / BDN

Maine’s yellow flag law took effect in July 2020. It says that a firearm can be temporarily removed from someone if they are deemed by a judge and medical professional to be a threat to themselves or others. We’ll learn how often the law has been used, hear from its proponents and opponents, and discuss why some hold it up as a model for other states to emulate.

Margaret Groban, retired federal prosecutor, expert in firearms regulation; University of Maine School of Law
Mike Sauschuck, Commissioner, Maine Department of Public Safety
David Trahan, executive director, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine

VIP Callers:
Benjamin Strick, senior director, adult behavioral health, Spurwink
Greg Marley, senior clinical director of suicide prevention, National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Maine

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