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Thousands Of Guns Taken Under Red Flag Law, But South Florida Lags In Applying It

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Florida has confiscated thousands of weapons under it's Red Flag law, but some counties are more aggressive than others in keeping guns out of the hands of those at risk of using them for harm.

Florida has taken guns away from 2,000 residents in the year and a half since the state passed its Red Flag law, but while advocates tout the measure’s success and seek to have it expanded nationwide, statistics also show that much of the state has been slow to get on board.

The law empowers police to take weapons out of the hands of those who are likely to use them to harm themselves or others.

But state figures indicate Broward County, home to the mass shooting that inspired the law, has not been the most aggressive in using it, though it is using the law more frequently than most of the state’s largest counties.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.