Tag Archives: ERPO

Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities and Extreme Risk Protection Orders

The push to enact Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities is largely based on intentional disinformation being spread about Extreme Risk Protection Orders, also known as “red flag laws.”  Currently, there is a great deal of confusion about both what a Second Amendment Sanctuary City resolution does and how, if they were to be passed, Extreme Risk Protection Orders would be implemented.

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Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), also known as Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs), or “Red Flag Laws, empower families and law enforcement to prevent gun tragedies by allowing them to petition a court to temporarily remove guns from individuals at an elevated risk of endangering themselves or others. They are modeled on well-established systems of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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Laws That Allow for Temporarily Removing Guns from High-Risk People Linked to a Reduction in Suicides

Gun Violence Restraining Orders can save lives because #FamiliesKnowFirst.  Learn how they are preventing suicides in this informative article originally published by The Trace. For every 10.5 guns collected under Connecticut’s gun violence restraining orders, one person was stopped from taking his or her own life, researchers estimate. Eleven states are considering similar policies. BY DAN FRIEDMAN · @DFRIEDMAN33 ·September 8, 2016 ter

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