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More than 450 people in Florida have been ordered to surrender their guns since March under a law passed in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, according to a local ABC affiliate.

The Risk Protection Act, a “red flag” law that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed shortly after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in February, allows the state to take away guns from their owners if a judge finds they are a threat to themselves or others.

The article goes on to state the following:

Under the law, the state can file risk-protection petitions against irresponsible gun owners in court.

Sgt. Jason Schmittendorf, who works in Pinellas County Sheriff’s office, told ABC News that area officers have “taken in about 200 firearms and around 30,000 rounds of ammunition.”

Around a quarter of the 467 risk-protection cases filed in Florida since March “involve concealed license firearm holders whose license temporarily is suspended once the order is granted,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said.

A majority of risk-protection cases have involved people with histories of mental illness who threatened to hurt themselves, according to an analysis of Pinellas County records by ABC.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Why take the guns from people who threaten to kill themselves? I can see it if they threaten anyone besides themselves.

  2. Why take the guns from people who threaten to kill themselves? I can see it if they threaten anyone besides themselves.

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