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Virginia Senate Passes ‘Red Flag' Law That Helped Trigger Massive Pro-Gun Protest

Added 01-23-20 12:45:02pm EST - “The so-called 'red flag' law that helped draw 22,000 protesters to Virginia's capital on Monday was passed Wednesday by the state Senate.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Virginia Senate Passes 'Red Flag' Law That Helped Trigger Massive Pro-Gun Protest”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Roberto Schmidt / AFP via Getty ImagesVirginia state Sen. Amanda Chase speaks to a crowd of pro-gun demonstrators gathered in front of the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, on Jan. 20, 2020. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP via Getty Images)

The so-called “red flag” law that helped draw 22,000 protesters to Virginia’s capital on Monday was approved Wednesday in the state Senate.

The bill, which passed in a 21-19 vote, allows firearms to be confiscated from legal gun owners if those individuals have been deemed to be a risk to themselves or others.

Law enforcement officers or attorneys who work for the state can apply to the court for an “emergency substantial risk order” prohibiting the subject of the order from possessing a firearm.

The proposal will now be considered by Virginia’s House of Delegates, which has a 55-45 Democratic majority.

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