Daily Bulletin: Red Flag Laws Disarmed 1,700+ High-Risk Gun Owners Last Year

Daily Bulletin: Red Flag Laws Disarmed 1,700+ High-Risk Gun Owners Last Year

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[John Moore/Getty] Good morning, Bulletin readers. A joint investigation by The Trace and BuzzFeed News into unsolved shootings in Baltimore prompted local lawmakers to put pressure on police. Meanwhile, courts across the country have issued more than 1,700 gun seizure orders in the year since the Parkland massacre, most of them in Florida . Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up here. NEW from THE TRACE: After our investigation into unsolved shootings, leaders in Baltimore are demanding answers. At a public safety hearing last week, Baltimore city councilors asked the Police Department to provide statistics on detective staffing and clearance rates. The request comes after our investigation last month with BuzzFeed News that highlighted how strained detectives in Baltimore and more than 20 other major cities are allowing many shooters to walk free. A member of the Maryland House of Delegates said she may introduce some reform measures during the next legislative session; another said she’s setting up a town hall on the city’s crime epidemic that will address the failure to arrest shooters. Read more about the developments here . Guns were temporarily taken from at least 1,700 potentially dangerous people last year as red flag laws gained traction. More than 1,000 of the gun removal orders were issued by courts in Florida, according to an AP analysis . In the wake of the Parkland massacre, Florida was one of nine states to pass new red flaglaws, which allow law enforcement and other designated […]

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