Josh Horwitz Quoted in The Virginia Mercury

Virginia Senate passes red flag gun law after tightening due process protections

Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the search warrant process envisioned under Virginia’s bill mirrors the red flag law in Florida, where the concept gained prominence after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. After that shooting, a school safety commission set up by President Donald Trump endorsed the idea of red flag laws.

Horwitz said he has no preference between the bill that passed the Senate and a version still pending in the House.

“I personally have no problem with it whatsoever,” Horwitz said.

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