H.R. 1236 Extreme Risk Protection Order Act

 

Lawmakers push bill to separate individuals threatening violence or suicide from firearms.

On Feb 14th, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA24), Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act. The bipartisan bill encourages states to allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a judge to temporarily remove firearms from an individual in crisis. The bill will help ensure that law enforcement or family members can seek an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) or Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) from the courts, to temporarily stop someone who poses an immediate threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing a gun. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced a companion Extreme Risk Protection Order Act in the Senate. MORE INFO HERE: www.carbajal.house.gov

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