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Posted by: TEEBONE ®

10/10/2020, 15:23:04

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MD: Two years in, Carroll County using ‘red flag’ gun seizure law at one of highest rates in Maryland
Submitted by: mark@keepandbeararms.com">Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

About two years after Maryland instituted its extreme risk protective order law that can take away guns from those deemed to be a threat to themselves or others, Carroll County has used the law among the most per capita in the state, according to a Times data analysis.

The law, commonly known as a “red flag” law in a term discouraged by mental health advocates, was passed after 17 people were killed and another 17 were wounded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018.

Comment by: PHORTO (10/10/2020)
"It’s a process that can be readily abused.”

The very existence of the law is an abuse, because normal due process isn't mandated.

All due process protections must be followed BEFORE any firearms are seized, which means an adversarial hearing wherein the respondent has the opportunity to rebut the allegations. Red flag laws put the cart before the horse.

Since these are civil actions, they facially appear to be outside 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 14th Amendment prohibitions. But when a civil action exacts a penalty indistinguishable from that imposed by a criminal action, they must be viewed in that light, and bound by the same due process protections.


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