New ‘Red Flag’ Gun Safety Law Drew 114 Requests to Remove Firearms During First Month

Maryland’s judiciary fielded 114 requests to remove firearms from individuals in October, the first month the state’s new “red flag” gun safety law went into effect.

Those requests results in guns being removed at least temporarily in a majority of cases and longer in 36 cases in which judges granted a final order — meaning guns could be taken away and the subjects could be prohibited from buying or possessing other firearms for up to one year.