Berry Law attorney Chris Ferdico was recently featured on Chris Baker’s radio show, 1110 KFAB, to discuss Red Flag Gun Laws and how the recent shootings may have an impact on upcoming legislation.
Mr. Ferdico highlighted a large flaw of the Extreme Risk Protection Order noting the lack of judicial process on the side of the alleged. As it stands, the ERPO allows any personal connection (an intimate partner, sibling, brother-in-law, etc.) to file a motion to remove firearms from the individual they deem as a risk to others. Frustration arises in the fact that the defendant is not afforded a chance to rebut or disprove the claim, nor are they afforded due process. The individual in question is also not referred or admitted to any therapy/rehabilitation program for their mental illness when this process is undertaken.
Overall, Chris noted the legislative legwork should focus more on getting these people the correct level of medical help and attention they need from medical professionals instead of allowing the judicial system to make an uninformed decision based on the report of an acquaintance.
Chris Ferdico is the head of the firm’s trial side and has spent his career fighting for and defending the rights of his clients. He has extensive experience in litigating and appealing veterans and military rights, personal injury claims, premises liabilities, and administrative law among others.