Red flag laws are highly controversial. Such laws create a process to remove guns from people deemed too dangerous to possess them. Perhaps surprisingly, two-thirds of gun owners favor red flag laws. APM Survey: Americans’ Views on Key Gun Policies (Aug. 20, 2019), https://bit.ly/2UxXLHI. Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have red flag laws (Giffords Law Center, Extreme Risk Protection Orders (visited Mar. 3, 2020), https://bit.ly/2UUtaTT), but gun owners in every state may be well-advised to craft their own means of protection. Under current law, a properly-drafted gun trust can provide red-flag-like protection and protection against formal red-flag orders.
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