5 Laws That Can Get Bipartisan Support After Florida School Shooting

4. Gun-Violence Restraining Orders

Las Vegas Gun Control Laws

When troubled individuals show a propensity to harm themselves or others, a Gun-Violence Restraining Order allow people close to them, mostly family members, to get a court order temporarily preventing them from purchasing a gun. California passed GVRO legislation, also known as "red flag laws," in 2014 and it's under consideration in about a dozen more states.

On Friday, conservative National Review columnist David French argued in favor of such a law for the rest of the nation. In "A Gun-Control Measure Conservatives Should Consider," French wrote, "Advocates for GVROs have been mostly clustered on the left, but there is nothing inherently leftist about the concept. After all, the GVRO is consistent with and recognizes both the inherent right of self-defense and the inherent right of due process. It is not collective punishment. It is precisely targeted."

In a Sunday interview, Florida Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio also voiced his support for GVRO legislation. A GVRO, he said, "is an example of a state law, that in this [Parkland shooting] case, if it had been used could have prevented this." Rubio also shared French's article along with a message of support on Twitter Sunday.

Napp Nazworth, Ph.D., is political analyst and politics editor for The Christian Post. Contact:, @NappNazworth (Twitter)

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