Indiana already has red flag gun laws in placeSeptember 17, 2019
To the editor:
I am writing this letter as a response to a recent letter to the editor about red flag gun laws and gun violence.
I think it is important, no matter what your political affiliation or your feelings about guns, to be informed of the facts. This allows you then to make an informed decision about your vote in the upcoming elections.
First, Indiana already has red flag laws in place. In the United States, a red flag law is a gun control law that permits police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves. A judge makes the determination to issue the order based on statements and actions made by the gun owner in question. After a set time, the guns are returned to the person from whom they were seized unless another court hearing extends the period of could confiscation.
In responding to the second argument in that letter to the editor, here are some facts about gun violence in the United States.
Every day, 310 people are shot in the United States. Among those:
• 100 people are shot and killed
• 210 survive gun injuries
• 95 are injured in an attack
• 61 die from suicide
• 10 survive a suicide attempt
• 1 is killed unintentionally
• 90 are shot unintentionally
• 1 is killed by legal intervention
• 4 are shot by legal intervention
• 1 died but the intent was unknown
• 12 are shot but the intent was unknown
Be informed and know your facts.
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