Gov. Carney Signs HB 222

Today, June 27th, Governor John Carney signed HB 222, which is also known as the ‘Red Flag’ law. The law will provide family members and law enforcement with a mechanism to prevent loved ones from obtaining or using firearms, if they can show that the respondent poses a danger to self or others: “This Act would allow the Superior Court to issue a lethal violence protection order where a family member or a law enforcement officer can show that the [potential] [buyer] poses a danger to self or others by owning, possessing, controlling, purchasing or receiving a firearm.”