Red Flag Laws Raise Red Flags Of Their Own

Matthew Larosiere & Joseph G.S. Greenlee, Red Flag Laws Raise Red Flags of Their Own, 45 Law & Psychol. Rev. 155 (2020-2021)

14 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2022

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Matthew Larosiere

Firearms Policy Coalition

Joseph Greenlee

The Heartland Institute; Firearms Policy Coalition; Millennial Policy Center

Date Written: March 1, 2020

Abstract

This article analyzes "red flag" laws. These laws permit the confiscation of property and the deprivation of the right to keep and bear arms without due process, if the petitioner can convince the court that the defendant may otherwise commit violence. Part II describes red flag laws generally, with some examples. It includes an analysis of the short history of this species of law, followed by a rundown on the present state of the issue. Part III describes the potential for abuse inherent in these laws, which has generated passionate opposition. Part IV explores the relative efficacy of these laws, as well as the metric problems posed by their study. Part V discusses the future of this type of policy as it appears to us. Part VI offers a brief conclusion.

Suggested Citation

Larosiere, Matthew and Greenlee, Joseph, Red Flag Laws Raise Red Flags Of Their Own (March 1, 2020). Matthew Larosiere & Joseph G.S. Greenlee, Red Flag Laws Raise Red Flags of Their Own, 45 Law & Psychol. Rev. 155 (2020-2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4029134

Matthew Larosiere

Firearms Policy Coalition

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Joseph Greenlee (Contact Author)

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Firearms Policy Coalition ( email )

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Millennial Policy Center ( email )

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