Dozens of Jacksonville gun owners have surrendered firearms since new law's inception

Dozens of Jacksonville gun owners have surrendered firearms since new law’s inception

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Wednesday, Florida state lawmakers will discuss a plan to expand a law that removes guns from people considered a threat to themselves or others. Currently, law enforcement must petition a judge for a Risk Protection Order (RPO). Under RPOs, people can lose their guns for a year. TRENDING: The expansion would allow guardians or siblings to make those petitions. Florida’s Red Flag Law was first signed into action after the Parkland High School massacre. Tuesday, Action News Jax cameras captured bullet holes in a home on Lexington Avenue in Fairfax. Police said Janice Dunsford, 61, was firing out from inside her home. Neighbors said at least one bullet went into a nearby home. “It’s just a miracle that no one was killed or injured severely,” said neighbor Deborah Yasmine. At the end of last year, a judge issued a RPO against Dunsford. At 10: "She terrorized our neighborhood for a really long time." Local woman arrested for allegedly violating a Risk Protection Order, which strips away gun rights. Neighbors say Janice Dunsford, 61, fired out of her home & into at least one other home. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/HvyvLo0cDs — Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) April 10, 2019 But court records show after repeated calls for shots fired here, authorities initiated the Baker Act. Records show when officers searched her home, they found guns and ammo. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested Dunsford for violating her RPO. “She terrorized our neighborhood for a really long time,” Yasmine said. Still, Jacksonville attorney Eric Friday is […]

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