Virginia’s new ‘red flag’ gun law has led to 3 dozen orders issued since July

Virginia Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — At least three dozen Virginia residents have been prohibited temporarily or permanently from having firearms or purchasing them based on a new state law letting courts decide they would be a danger to themselves or others. The “red flag” law creating the petition for substantial risk orders began July 1.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch cited the Virginia State Police in reporting 26 temporary and 10 permanent orders were issued in July and August. The Democratic-controlled General Assembly passed this another gun-related restrictions this year.

Republicans voted against it. Gun rights groups argue the law violates the Second Amendment.

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