Florida senators' new "red flag" gun law

Florida's senators
Sens. Rubio and Nelson from Florida on Capitol Hill. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Both Florida senators today will introduce "red flag" legislation incentivizing states to allow law enforcement or families to petition a court to remove a gun from a dangerous individual — without taking away their right to due process.

Why it matters: Authorities in Florida used a piece of state legislation like it to file a petition to take away guns of the Parkland shooter's brother after he trespassed at the school and exhibited some troubling behavior. The senators say the goal of their bill is to help other states to do the same.