Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition to get taken guns away from potential mass-shooters. A handful of states have these laws, including Vermont, but more are considering this approach. Still, they raise lots of questions: who decides that someone poses a threat, and do these laws make a difference?
Two gun-related topics debated in the legislature recently raised longstanding, familiar arguments. But with Democrats in power at the Statehouse, these bills have advanced. Meanwhile, Governor Sununu has said the state's gun laws are fine as is, so their future is uncertain even if they make it through the Senate. Activists on both sides of this issue are also watching the national debate, with the U.S. House of Representatives recently passing the first major gun-control bills in decades.
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