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Gun control advocates to urge Maine lawmakers to pass ‘red flag’bill

WGME 13 News

AUGUSTA (WGME) — Gun control advocates along with law enforcement officials and medical professionals will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Augusta to urge Maine lawmakers to pass a “red flag bill” this session.

The bill LD 1312 would create a new kind of court order known as an “Extreme Risk Protection Order,” which temporarily restricts a person’s access to firearms when they pose a danger to themselves or others. 

According to members of the Maine chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, one Maine resident dies by gun suicide every three days and suicide by gun accounts for nearly 90 percent of all firearm fatalities, killing over 600 Maine residents in the last five years.

Here’s a breakdown of the bill:

  • The bill creates an extreme risk protection order to authorize a court to order a person to surrender that person’s firearms temporarily for 14 days or on an extended basis for 365 days when it has been proved that the person poses a danger of causing personal injury to that person or another person.
  • A law enforcement officer, a law enforcement agency or a family or household member may file a petition for a temporary extreme risk protection order, which may be granted if the court finds probable cause exists to issue the order. The temporary extreme risk protection order expires in 14 days or when a hearing to determine whether to issue an extended extreme risk protection order is held, whichever occurs sooner
  • Whether or not the court issues a temporary extreme risk protection order, the court is required to hold a hearing within 14 days to determine whether the person poses a danger of causing personal injury to that person or another person. If the court, based on clear and convincing evidence, finds that an extended extreme risk protection order should be issued, the extended extreme risk protection order must be issued, and it expires 365 days after the issuance of the order unless extended after another hearing.
  • Following the issuance of a temporary or extended extreme risk protection order, the court is required to order law enforcement to serve the order and is required to issue a search warrant if the court finds probable cause that the person who is the subject of the order is in possession of a firearm.
  • A person who is the subject of a temporary or extended extreme risk protection order is required to surrender all firearms in the person’s possession to a law enforcement officer or law enforcement agency. The firearms must be returned to the person at the expiration of the extreme risk protection order unless an extended extreme risk protection order is issued.
  • A person against whom an extended extreme risk protection order is issued may request that the order be dissolved and be granted a hearing once during the term of the extended extreme risk protection order.
  • A person who possesses firearms in violation of an extreme risk protection order commits a Class D crime.

The news conference will be held from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Welcome Center inside the State House in Augusta.

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3 Responses to Gun control advocates to urge Maine lawmakers to pass ‘red flag’bill

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “According to members of the Maine chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, one Maine resident dies by gun suicide every three days…”

    wow… that’s ALL???

    How many die from Pig Pharma poisons, illegal (no such animal) drugs, car fatalities, etc., etc., in that same period, you stupid, brain-dead COW?????

  2. KOYOTE says:

    THIS CRAP REMINDS ME OF M A D D . MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING , WHICH INSPIRED THE FOUNDING OF D A M M. DRUNKS AGAINST MAD MOTHERS….
    COME GET EM CHICKENSHITS!!!!

  3. avgjoe says:

    Big money communists go state by state until they get the results they desire at the ballot box, by hook or by crook.

    Did I miss anything, what’s new?

    SSDD

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