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President signs gun control package which includes legislation from Tri-Counties congressman

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The President has signed legislation which includes a bill championed by a Tri-Counties congressman making red flag laws more available, which would make it easier to keep guns out of the hands of at-risk people.

Package expands Red Flag laws limiting gun possession and sales to at-risk individuals.

The package of federal gun safety laws signed by the President over the weekend includes one backed by a Tri-Counties congressman.

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act includes expansion of what are known as “red flag” laws. The laws enable authorities to take guns away from people deemed to pose a threat to themselves, or others. It also allows restrictions on the sales of guns to at-risk individuals.

California already has a red flag law, but most states don’t. The legislation would supply funding for assist states in adding the law.

Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara championed the legislation, helping to get it passed by the House of Representatives.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.