Just in time for the Fourth...
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed a bill that will allow for the temporary removal of guns from people considered a danger to themselves or others.
The new law lets a relative or someone else with close ties to a legal gun owner petition a court for a 12-month extreme risk protection order if the individual is exhibiting dangerous or unstable behavior.
The individual can appeal the decision.
The so-called "red flag" bill was given final approval by the Massachusetts House and Senate last week.