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Hundreds of ‘red flag’ orders sought in Md. in law’s first months

Wide disparity among counties in how frequently petitions have been filed

Maryland courts have handled nearly 800 petitions in 10 months under the state's new emergency risk protection order, a civil process that allows judges to temporarily order the removal of guns and ammunition from homes under certain circumstances. And while about only 50 percent of the petitions were approved by judges, advocates praise the 2018 law ...

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