Admittedly, I’ve not read much about Senator Rubio’s record on gun reform but this seems well-intentioned and something that should be widely agreed upon.
"Red-flag laws empower law enforcement or family members to use the judicial system to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals. In Florida, when a concerned family member contacts the police about a person determined to be a threat to himself or others, the police can petition a judge to have his guns taken away for two weeks. After an additional hearing, the risk protection order can be extended for up to a year." Read More
We generally thing of suicide as being an individual struggle. However, looking over this article from The Trace, 10 Essential Facts About Guns and Suicide, what stood out to me was the unexpected people who could help prevent suicide by gun, including gun store owners, doctors, and family members Read More
Guns are not the only way that people end their lives or self harm, but they are the most lethal. Compared to other methods, firearms have a fatality rate of about 85%, while other methods result in death less than 5% of the time (Everytown for Gun Safety). By limiting access to firearms, we can keep guns out of the hands of people at high risk for suicide. Extreme Risk Protection Orders are one emerging way of doing that. Read More