Capital Gazette Article Rating

Red flag laws get little use as shootings and gun deaths soar

Sep 03, 2022 View Original Article
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    -10% Center

  • Reliability

    35% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    -16% Somewhat Liberal

  • Politician Portrayal

    10% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

56% : And a national movement among politicians and sheriffs that has declared nearly 2,000 counties as "Second Amendment Sanctuaries," opposing laws that infringe on gun rights, may have affected red flag enforcement in several states.
52% : Several experts said it's impossible to come up with an ideal number of red flag orders and misleading to compare states by orders because of the widely varying rates of gun ownership and gun homicides and suicides, among other stats.
49% : But data reviewed by the AP show nearly all petitions in several states were initiated by police, possibly because, as several surveys have shown, few people outside law enforcement are even aware the laws exist.

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