Maryland Governor Hogan disregarded veto requests and signed “red flag” bill (HB 1302) in Spring of 2018. Under that bill as it became law, virtually anyone can ask a law enforcement officer to file an ex parte petition with a state district court judge or commissioner and allege that the gun owner poses an immediate danger to himself/herself or others because (and only because) he or she possesses firearms. If the court issues the order, the police can show up on the doorstep and seize the person’s firearms without notice or warning.
Phi Beta Iota: The Democrats — and Michael Bloomberg — are committed to overturning and undermining the 2nd Amendment by any means necessary. The top two work-arounds include disarming veterans by claiming that they are mentally unfit, using various prescriptions as “proof” of this unfitness; and so-called “red flag” court orders in which the individual is not notified and has no opportunity to contest false allegations that they are in some way a danger. This is “Star Chamber” stuff and totally inconsistent with the Constitution.