Florida’s ‘red flag’ gun law has been used 3,500 times since Parkland shooting

Associated Press
Florida’s ‘red flag’ gun law has been used 3,500 times since Parkland shooting

A 31-year-old Gulf Coast man who pointed a semiautomatic rifle at a motorcyclist. All four Florida residents had their guns taken away by judges under a “red flag” law the state passed three weeks after a mentally disturbed gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland two years ago Friday. Advocates of Florida’s red flag measure say before it existed, it was often difficult to remove firearms from those making threats or suffering severe mental breakdowns.