NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Happening Saturday, New York state’s newest gun control law takes effect.
The “red flag law” will allow certain authorities to temporarily confiscate firearms from any person who may pose a threat to themselves or others.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers, Department Of Education Workers Put On Hold By Federal Judge
Police, family members, and school officials are among those who will have the right to file a petition with the state supreme court, and “flag” an “at-risk” individual.READ MORE: Gabby Petito's Father Announces Creation Of Gabby Petito Foundation Ahead Of Public Memorial Service
Watch: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Nancy Pelosi Sign ‘Red Flag Bill’
New York will be the 17th state to implement a “red flag law.”