And technically, I suppose they’re right. After all, “red flag” laws aren’t the formal name for statutes on the books in more than a dozen states that allow for the “temporary” removal of firearms from someone deemed by a judge to be a danger to themselves or others. Most states refer to these policies as Extreme Risk Protection Orders, and while Kentucky lawmakers have decided to go with the moniker “Crisis Aversion and Rights Retention”, the concept behind the new bill is still broadly the same as most “red flag” laws out there.
[Whitney] Austin said CARR is different from the former laws because it focuses on gun owners.
“There are many reasons gun owners could be facing a crisis moment, and a huge focus of CARR is once a firearm would be temporarily transferred, we’d give them a list of support services and help them move to a path of safe gun ownership,” Austin said. “It’s focused on doing everything we can to help them and get them back to a place where gun ownership is safe.”
CARR creates a legal pathway to temporarily separate an individual in crisis from firearms, giving the person whose guns may be temporarily removed to be involved…
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