ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland House committee is scheduled to get an update on how a new law is being implemented that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people found to be a risk to themselves or others.
The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to get a briefing on Tuesday on Maryland’s “red flag” law.READ MORE: 10-Year-Old Girl, 2 Men Injured In Shooting After Argument Breaks Out In West Baltimore, Police Say
The law allows law enforcement officials, mental health providers, certain family members and intimate partners to petition a court to restrict firearms access.
The law took effect Oct. 1. That month, there were 114 requests to restrict firearms access, and 36 of them were granted.READ MORE: FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson's New COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use
Maryland was among eight states that passed similar legislation after the shooting at Parkland High School in Florida that killed 17 people in February.COVID-19 Latest: University Of Maryland Lifts Sequester-In-Place Order
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