A New York state assemblyman is pushing to allow “really anyone who’s concerned” to temporarily deny even law-abiding citizens access to guns.
Democratic assemblyman Brian Kavanagh of Manhattan announced legislation last week that would let anyone bring law-abiding citizens into court for a temporary order to either confiscate their guns or prevent them from buying any firearm in the first place. The bill would force citizens to defend themselves to a court of law even if no charges have been filed against them.
“This is a bill that would permit family members or friends or medical professional or law enforcement or really anyone who’s concerned that somebody having access to guns poses a serious danger to go to a court and present evidence of that, and if the court were persuaded, they would be able to issue a temporary order preventing the person from acquiring or possessing guns,” Kavanagh said,according to New York public radio WAMC.
Written by SARAH HURTUBISE
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