Editorial lauds proposed “red flag” gun law
Now, a smart state legislator and former judge has proposed legislation that responds to that claim by proposing a bill that would allow a judge to issue an order confiscating the guns – at least temporarily – of someone who is found to be a danger to themselves or the community. If anyone in the legislature knows about the need to allow judges to intervene in volatile situations, it’s Morey. During 18 years as a judge on the Durham district court bench, she presided over many hearings in which such a protective order might have helped prevent a shooting or a suicide. The bill, Morey said, would allow the courts ‘to remove guns from the hands of people who are on the verge of violence to others or themselves. While prompted by recent school shootings, Morey’s bill would also help stem a far more common form of gun violence, suicide.
Rep. Grier Martin, D-Wake, and member of the Army Reserves, spoke briefly in support of the proposal as a way to reduce the high level of suicide among veterans. ‘If you ask the experts that actually do the research on this what some of the factors are that go into the increasing number of suicides, one of them is access to lethal means,’ Martin said. Gun rights advocates are wary that red-flag laws could lead to even broader government power to confiscate guns. No right is absolute, especially when it presents a deadly threat to others. Morey’s bill includes judicial procedures that protect an individual’s constitutional rights even as its prevents the mentally disturbed from harming others or themselves.
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That only contributed to the sense of shock and loss in the industry upon hearing the news Tuesday that Spade had apparently taken her own life at 55. Spade was found hanged in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide, law enforcement officials said. Spade liked to say that she wasn’t obsessed with fashion, or interested in trends. The bags seemed to effortlessly appeal to a variety of women. She was working as an accessories editor at Mademoiselle magazine when she launched her company with husband Andy in their New York apartment in 1993, based on six shapes of bags she thought every working woman needed.
On social media, many women were recalling their first Spade bag. Spade was not only about bags: she would expand into shoes, apparel, luggage and other accessories, and stationery. Spade and her husband – who is the brother of comedian David Spade – started a new handbag company recently, Frances Valentine. Mallis, the former CFDA director, noted that the stunning news of Spade’s death came just the morning after virtually the entire New York fashion industry had gathered at the Brooklyn Museum for the glitzy annual CFDA awards. Outside a Kate Spade store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Tuesday, Dorothy Ruderman, who said she was a fan of the designer, compared Spade’s death to that of Robin Williams, who hanged himself in 2014.
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