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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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Safe Tennessee will be primarily focused on four legislative proposals in 2019. Strengthening firearm dispossessionTennessee is consistently in the top ten states for women murdered by men. Tennessee is also one of thirteen states that allow people prohibited from possessing guns to transfer them to a third party. However, our state’s third party dispossession laws are by far the weakest.

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