House passes ‘red flag’ gun legislation in mainly party-line vote

The House passed a bill on Thursday to nationalize “red flag” laws, which seek to keep guns away from individuals deemed a threat to themselves and others.


The legislation, dubbed the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order, passed in a 224-202 vote. Two Republicans did not vote.


Five Republicans — Reps. Fred Upton (Mich.), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) and Chris Jacobs (N.Y.) — bucked the GOP in voting for the measure, and Democratic Rep. Jared Golden (Maine) broke from the party in opposing the bill.