A ‘Red Flag’ Study Raises the Question of How Often People Who Talk About Mass Shootings Actually Commit Them

“Red flag” laws, which authorize “extreme risk protection orders” (ERPOs) prohibiting gun possession by people who are deemed a threat to themselves or others, aim to prevent homicides and suicides. That hope has persuaded legislators in 19 states and the District of Columbia to enact red flag laws, and the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which […]