- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 19, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s House has shot down a bill that would allow authorities to seize guns from a person who a family member or law enforcement believes is a danger.

The House voted 76-17 Tuesday to kill the bipartisan “red flag” measure. The bill would allow a judge to order guns temporarily seized if police or family members believe a person is a danger to themselves or others.

A court hearing must be held within 14 days to determine whether to return the guns or hold them for up to a year.

Opponents argue the bill is a violation of due process. Supporters say it will save lives.

Thirteen others states already have a similar law on the books.

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