Red flag laws, Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), or Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs) allow the police, and in some states, family members, to petition a judge to remove guns from individuals who may constitute a threat to their own wellbeing or others. Currently there are 13 states with red flag laws enacted and 3 states with red flag laws proposed. If you would like to see which states have these laws, please click here.

We strongly recommend reading The Oregonian’s Shots Not Fired article to get a better understanding of how the law has been applied so far in Oregon.

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