NY’s Red Flag law goes into effect this weekend

New York’s Red Flag law will take effect Saturday.

The new law, signed by the Governor in February, will enable firearms to be seized with permission from a State Supreme Court Justice, in addition to stop them from buying or possessing weapons, even when the individual has not been charged with a criminal offense.

The individual should be discovered to be a possible menace to themselves or others.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn commented Thursday concerning the law.

“This new law is of explicit significance to law enforcement and faculty officers as a result of far too usually members of the family, educators and police observe alarming conduct in a person or pupil, however haven’t been capable of take preventative motion,” mentioned Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.

Seventeen states, together with New York, have handed some type of ‘crimson flag’ laws. Four extra states have their very own crimson flag legal guidelines into consideration.