Supporters say these “red flag” laws are among the most promising tools to reduce the nearly 40,000 suicides and homicides by firearm each year in the U.S. Gun advocates, though, say such measures undermine their constitutional rights and can result in people being stripped of their weapons on false or vindictive accusations.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported last week that the proposals follow a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May that allows states to legalize and regulate wagering on sports.
In the summer of 2008, Miles Harrison of Purcellville, Virginia, did it every morning: he loaded his young son in the car, in order to drop him off at day care. But on a hot July morning he made a mistake, which later proved to be deadly. He forgot his son in the car.
As Congress returns to Washington after the July Fourth holiday and gears up for another fight over gun control, local parents marched to the U.S. Capitol to urge lawmakers to enact stricter gun laws.
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