CT House votes to expand 'Red Flag Law'; heads to state Senate

The state House has voted to approve an expansion of the Red Flag Law that will let relatives petition a judge to take weapons away from a potentially dangerous person.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2021, 7:19 PM

Updated 1,102 days ago

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CT House votes to expand 'Red Flag Law'; heads to state Senate
The state House has voted to approve an expansion of the Red Flag Law that will let relatives petition a judge to take weapons away from a potentially dangerous person.
Doctors, clinical social workers and physician’s assistants could do the same. It also prevents someone who has been flagged from buying a new gun.
It will now go to the state Senate.
It comes after a case in which a Norwalk man was seen posting “red flags” on his Facebook, where he said he was “into planning a mass murder.”
Norwalk police seized weapons from Brandon Wagshol’s father’s house after being tipped off by his family.
His mother, Joanne Kirson, says her son told her that he was 90% done with building a high-capacity firearm when he was arrested.
Wagshol was charged with illegally possessing high-capacity gun magazines. He was also accused of beating his father with a pipe.


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