Under state’s new gun law, TPD seeks to seize man’s rifles

Under state's new gun law, TPD seeks to seize man's rifles

Gov. Scott talks about signing a school safety bill as family members of those slain at the Feb. 14th mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL react. Tallahassee Police are seeking a court order to have multiple guns taken away from a man with a history of mental illness and making threats to hurt others. The filing Friday morning is the first in Leon County under a new law enacted following the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School intended to give law enforcement more power to take firearms from people with mental health issues. TPD’s attorney Teresa Flury filed the petition against 21-year-old Christopher Mark Newhouse Jr. A judge has not yet ruled on the petition. Newhouse, as documented in the filing, has made threats to kill police officers, himself and others as far back as April 2017. Newhouse owns an AR-15, […]

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