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Sen. Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) testifies for S.B. 221, the STRONG Ohio gun violence plan.
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Democratic state senators had lots of questions for the sponsor of Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed gun violence bill at its first hearing.

Red Flag Gun Laws In The U.S.

Aug 13, 2019
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In the wake of the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, Texas, President Trump last week shared a litany of proposals, including the so-called “red flag” approach to gun control. 

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have already implemented such laws, which allow police to confiscate guns from people at risk of violence. Governor Mike DeWine has proposed his own version of a red flag law for the Buckeye State.

Today on All Sides, red flag laws, how they work and how one might work in Ohio.