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Nevada 'red flag' gun bill passes state Senate

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Posted at 10:14 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 01:14:43-04

CARSON CITY (AP) — Democrats in the Nevada Senate have approved a bill to let authorities confiscate guns from people judged to pose a danger to themselves or others.

The omnibus firearm bill includes a "red flag" proposal that allows police or family members to seek a court order to take guns away from those who pose a danger to themselves or others. The state Senate passed the "red flag" measure along party lines on Friday.

It would allow a court to order a person to surrender their firearm if they engaged in "high-risk behavior" and are a danger to themselves or others.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says 15 other U.S. states have passed laws allowing courts to issue similar orders that take guns away from people.