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Florida man convicted for failure to comply with red flag law

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:39 pm
by DispositionMatrix
This is the first Florida man convicted under the state's 'red flag' gun law
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — Florida prosecutors just secured a first-of-its-kind conviction in the case of a man who refused to give up his guns.

He was required to under the state’s 2018 ‘red flag laws’ that passed after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Jerron Smith, 33, was placed under one of those orders – and The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports he was arrested at his home in Deerfield Beach for refusing to surrender his two rifles to Broward County deputies.
5 years for that alone. Attempted murder trial is to come.

Re: Florida man convicted for failure to comply with red flag law

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:34 pm
by blackcarbine
“Red flagged” for shooting at a car over a cell phone. What are the parameters of FL’s red flag? Any reason a judge deems fit? Alleged crime involvement?

Re: Florida man convicted for failure to comply with red flag law

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:02 pm
by K9s
blackcarbine wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:34 pm
“Red flagged” for shooting at a car over a cell phone. What are the parameters of FL’s red flag? Any reason a judge deems fit? Alleged crime involvement?
First off, poor or minority. After that, discretion of the judge.

In Florida, red-flag orders were granted 2,227 times between March 2018 (when the law took effect) and July 2019. State judges granted petitions for temporary orders about 97% of the time and granted petitions for final orders 99% of the time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_flag_law