Lincoln, NE -- A Nebraska lawmaker wants a "red flag law" to create a court process where guns could be removed from people who are considered "extreme risk" of harming themselves or others.
Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln introduced the bill on Thursday. He said it would protect Nebraskans from gun violence.
LB 58 would create a temporary protection order known as an "extreme risk protection order," which could be issued by a court. A petition could be filed with a district court, where a judge would determine if someone poses a threat.
Courts could consider several factors:
A hearing would be held, following legal rules of evidence. If an extreme risk protection order is granted, it would be temporary, with a date listed.
The person subject to the order could file with the court to show why the order should be lifted.