The mass shootings in , and , this past weekend have once again revived calls for to keep firearms out of the hands of those who could pose a threat to themselves or others.
At least 31 people were killed during the weekend’s shootings, and both and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) have called for , even in GOP-held bastions, to prevent further gun violence.
Here’s what you should know about red flag laws:
What do red flag laws do?
Red flag laws, also called extreme risk laws, allow the courts to temporarily block a person from obtaining new firearms or to confiscate those they already legally own for a set amount of time. Under the laws,