Sarah Peck, Director of PHAI’s #UnitedOnGuns initiative, recently authored an opinion piece published by The Hill entitled: A federal red flag law would save lives and give Trump a much needed win. Ms. Peck notes that both red and blue states have enacted some version of these laws, also known as “extreme risk protection orders.”
The piece notes that “passing a federal red flag law could save lives if these incentives have the desired effect, especially in red states where gun deaths tend to be higher as a percentage of the population than in blue states.” Ms. Peck stated that one study found that for every 10 risk orders issued, at least one suicide was prevented.
Read the full piece here. It was published on November 17, 2019.