Everytown, Moms Demand Action Applaud Sens. Blumenthal and Graham for Introducing Bipartisan Red Flag Legislation
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Red Flag Laws Can Save Lives by Creating a Way for Family Members and Law Enforcement to Act Before Warning Signs Escalate Into Tragedies; Red Flag Laws Also Address Another American Gun Violence Crisis— Firearm Suicide
NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statement today applauding Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for introducing the bipartisan Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act. This legislation would empower family members and law enforcement in 50 states to seek an Extreme Risk Protection Order, a federal court order that temporarily blocks a person from having guns when they pose a serious danger to self or others.
More information about Red Flag Laws is available here.
STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“States are putting forward strong Red Flag legislation with Everytown’s support, and it’s encouraging to see Congress follow suit. We applaud Sens. Blumenthal and Graham for introducing a common-sense, bipartisan bill that would give families and law enforcement a tool to intervene when someone is in crisis – and help prevent both gun homicides and suicides.”
Did you know?
Every day, 120 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.