Ummm....this had nothing to do with "red flag" laws, really. It was just common sense:
Robert King, 51, was arrested last week, accused illegally possessing and firing a pistol in Columbia County earlier this month, hitting a parked car in New Lebanon.
Shortly after his arraignment, police say he made a comment about harming himself. Authorities heard the comment and filed an extreme risk protection order against King. His guns were temporarily seized on September 4th, pending Friday’s hearing.
Medical professionals would already be required, by oath, if not by statute, to report a person who plans to harm themselves or others.