Red Flag Laws: Where the Bills Stand in Each State

Since the Parkland shooting, nine states have enacted legislation that allows law enforcement to remove guns from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others.


·March 29, 2018

· UPDATED April 12, 2019 4:03 pm EDT


Bill: CS/SB 7026
Introduced: February 21, 2018
Status: Signed into law on March 9, 2018

Florida’s red flag provision came bundled in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which passed with the support of 67 NRA A-rated legislators. In the weeks following the bill’s passage, Florida judges have issued numerous risk-protection orders, including one against Zachary Cruz, the brother of the Parkland gunman.


New Jersey

Bill: A1217
Introduced: January 1, 2018
Status: Signed into law on June 13, 2018

The bill passed the both chambers in early June with bipartisan support, and was signed by Democratic Governor Philip Murphy within a week. Murphy also signed A1181, a separate measure that requires law enforcement to confiscate a person’s guns if a mental health professional has determined the person may harm themselves or others.

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