Minnesota Democrats making effort to enact Red Flag Law

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(St. Paul, MN) -- The DFL-controlled legislature in Minnesota is making an effort to enact a red flag law.

The Extreme Risk Protection Order would allow a judge to take firearms away from someone deemed to be a threat to themselves or others.

The ERPO proposal has been met with strong Republican opposition at the Capitol, as well as from gun rights advocates.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is also expressing concern with the red flag bill.

The bill has cleared two committees in the House, but hasn't been heard in the Senate.