Summary: To support State, Tribal, and local efforts to remove access to firearms from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others pursuant to court orders for this purpose. Cosponsors (Somewhat Bipartisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 9/10/19.
STATUS: Introduced 2/14/19 by Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “I lost my older sister to suicide with a firearm at a young age,” said Rep. Carbajal. “What I’ve learned since is that temporarily preventing people from having a gun while in a state of crisis, and giving our law enforcement the right tools to address dangerous behaviors, saves lives. On the anniversary of the horrific shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, we are once again reminded that of our responsibility to act in Congress to help prevent the next mass shooting.” (Source: Rep. Carbajal, Press Release, 02/13/19)
- Extreme risk laws give family members, law enforcement, and sometimes other key individuals — for example, health professionals or school administrators — an avenue to prevent a person in crisis from harming themselves or others by temporarily removing guns and prohibiting the purchase of firearms. Fourteen states and Washington, D.C., have enacted versions of extreme risk laws. (Source: Brady United)