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
Date Written: March 1, 2020
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.
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