Tag Archives: Gun violence restraining orders

Red Flag Laws

Red Flag Laws, also known as Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs), or Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), allow an immediate family member or a member of law enforcement to petition a judge to temporarily remove firearms from the possession of a person believed to be an imminent threat to themselves or others.  These laws are one of the single most

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Remarks from Vanderbilt Gun Policy Discussion

As policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project, I was asked by a public policy class at Vandy to participate in a discussion on gun policy. – In the interest of providing citations for my responses, below are a series of topics from the discussion and my responses (with hyperlinks) as well as additional information that may be helpful to the students.

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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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