U.S. House passes ‘red flag’ gun control bill from Georgia Rep. McBath

Legislation would allow federal courts to temporarily remove firearms from someone who poses a threat to themselves or others

By: and - June 9, 2022 4:01 pm
Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath

The bill’s passage in the House, which still needs to be addressed in the U.S. Senate, represented a years-long gun safety goal for Georgia Democratic Rep. Lucy McBath (right), who became an advocate after her 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, was murdered at a Florida gas station in 2012. This is a 2019 file photo from a hearing on gun violence. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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