DA: Three people in Onondaga County lose right to gun ownership after showing ‘red flags’

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Three people in Onondaga County have lost their rights to own a gun in the two months since the Red Flag Law took effect in New York State.

The law allows police officers, the district attorney’s office, school administrators and family members of people making threats to petition the court to consider restricting gun rights.

The Onondaga County District Attorney tells NewsChannel 9 of seven cases filed, four are still pending and three have resulted in the restriction of gun rights.

The petitioning agencies of the three cases are Liverpool Police, Syracuse Police and New York State Police.

Examples of “red flags” include drug and alcohol abuse, a history of domestic violence, a history of violating orders of protection, violent social media posts, and violent text messages.

In Madison County, two people have lost their gun rights, including one person who was threatening suicide.

In Oneida County, a judge ordered three different people were no longer allowed to have firearms.

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