WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., City Council has passed a bill allowing law enforcement to temporarily seize guns from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.
The Washington Post reports the council passed the bill Tuesday and enacted it as emergency legislation, allowing it to take effect immediately and last 90 days. It still needs to be signed by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and undergo congressional review.
More than a dozen states have passed similar “red flag” legislation. The D.C. bill would allow guns to be removed for 10 days, after which a judge would decide if there’s probable cause to remove the firearms for a year.
The bill also includes a bump stock ban and increases penalties for possessing magazine clips that hold over 10 rounds of ammunition.