Bill that could seize firearms from at-risk individuals moves forward in MD


Maryland’s house of delegates passing a bill that would allow the state to seize firearms of individuals as a form of extreme risk prevention. The bill would allow a physician, psychologist, social worker, law enforcement officer, or other interested person to lodge a complaint. If the courts find the person to be in danger of causing harm to themselves or others based on supporting facts like reckless use of a firearm, threats of violence, or alcohol substance abuse, any firearms in their possession could be seized and secured for 24- to 48 hours. After that another hearing could be held to extend the temporary order up to a week. After that, a final hearing will take place that could revoke a persons weapons for up to a year.