Police moving to strip Trump ex-advisor Brad Parscale of firearms under Florida Red Flag law

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Fort Lauderdale police are moving to take away 10 firearms from President Donald Trump's former reelection campaign manager, one day after he was involuntarily committed to the hospital because his wife told police he had threatened to commit suicide and was acting "irate" with a loaded weapon.
"Our threat response unit detectives are in the process of submitting this petition," said Fort Lauderdale Police Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw on Monday.

In order to confiscate Brad Parscale's weapons, Fort Lauderdale police must petition the court under the state's Red Flag law, which was adopted in the aftermath of the Valentine's Day 2018 mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and staff were killed that day and another 17 were seriously injured.

The law, which had been adopted by five other states prior to the Parkland high school shooting, allows a judge to decide if a person is too unstable to safely possess firearms. Eleven other states passed similar laws in the wake of the Parkland massacre.

Parscale, 44, was taken into custody Sunday afternoon and involuntarily hospitalized under Florida's Baker Act law…
Charles Rabin, David Smiley
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