New bill to strengthen gun control in New York state

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Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a new law to exempt applications for an extreme risk protection order from requiring an index number fee.

This law will strengthen New York state’s Extreme Risk Protection Order Law, also known as the Red Flag Law.

The law prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing any kind of firearm.

The Red Flag Law provides procedural safeguards to ensure that no firearm is removed without due process while helping to prevent tragedies like the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the racist mass shooting in Buffalo.

The number of extreme risk protection orders has increased by 10 times since the new legislation was enacted in June 2022.