Florida Police Invoking ‘Red Flag Law' To Seize Brad Parscale’s Firearms
Police in Fort Lauderdale are seeking to confiscate 10 firearms from Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump’s former reelection campaign manager, under Florida’s Red Flag law, according to The Miami Herald.
The move was reported one day after Parscale was involuntarily hospitalized following a call to police by his wife, who said Parscale had threatened suicide and was acting “irate” while holding a loaded weapon.
Fort Lauderdale Police Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw said Monday: “Our threat response unit detectives are in the process of submitting this petition.”
In order to confiscate Brad Parscale’s weapons, Fort Lauderdale police must petition the court under the state’s Red Flag law, which was adopted in the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day 2018 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and staff were killed that day and another 17 were seriously injured.
The law, which had been adopted by five other states prior to the Parkland high school shooting, allows a judge to decide if a person is too unstable to safely possess firearms. Eleven other states passed similar laws in the wake of the Parkland massacre.