Lori Haas in The New York Times

‘Red Flag’ Gun Control Bills Pick Up Momentum With G.O.P. in Congress

“You can call a law enforcement officer and say ‘Uncle Johnny’s in the backyard with a 12-pack of beer and six firearms,’ and they’re going to say, ‘Yes, ma’am, he’s not breaking any law. He doesn’t have a diagnosis of mental illness,’” said Lori Haas, the senior director for advocacy of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, which developed a template for extreme risk protection orders legislation after the Newtown massacre. “A lot of dangerous behaviors are not, and would not be, based in a mental illness diagnosis.”

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