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    Massachusetts Police Chiefs Back 'Red Flag' Gun Bill
    Kirk Weddle

    A group representing local police chiefs is calling for passage of a bill that would allow firearms to be taken from people who show unstable or potentially dangerous behavior.

    The Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association said in a letter to lawmakers on Monday that the so-called "red flag" bill would close loopholes in current law.

    The measure would allow family members to petition a court for an extreme risk protection order if they believe a legal gun owner poses a risk to their self or others.

    Police chiefs already have the discretion to revoke gun licenses, but they say the bill would offer families a direct route to seek help.

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    Democratic House Speaker Robert DeLeo says there's "strong interest" among members in the proposal that cleared a legislative committee earlier this month.

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