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Seeing Red: Risk-Based Gun Regulation

February 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:15 pm

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The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa

6 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour


Presently, seventeen states and the District of Columbia have adopted some form of law allowing the courts to issue protection orders which permit law enforcement officers to temporarily confiscate firearms or otherwise limit firearm ownership and access by persons deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. Many other state legislatures are currently considering similar bills. The rapid growth of this area of law has created a unique intersection of constitutional, procedural, and psychological questions to which judges, attorneys, and law enforcement alike seek answers.
We are happy to share the knowledge and perspectives of researchers, scholars, and practicing attorneys from across the nation. The guest speakers and panelists will address many of the most prominent issues and concerns with red-flag legislation including: constitutional and due process concerns, the importance of language when discussing mental health and red flags, the success and efficacy of red-flag laws, the differences between reporting requirements in different variants, and current proposed red-flag legislation in Alabama. Seeing Red: Risk-Based Gun Regulation will be a combination of individual speakers and moderated panel discussions on specific issues, and the audience is encouraged to participate during question and answer periods throughout the event.


Registration Options: You can attend this seminar “live” either by attending in person at the venue, or by watching a live webcast on your computer. The Alabama Bar Association counts both as “live” credits.


The University of Alabama School of Law
101 Paul Bryant Drive
TUSCALOOSA, AL 35487 United States

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