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If you are concerned that someone’s gun ownership has become unsafe, ERPO empowers family members to have firearms removed. If you are concerned that someone’s firearm usage may become violent or dangerous in the immediate future you should go directly to law enforcement and they may obtain an ERPO if appropriate.

How you can help/ steps to take

Advocates and friends can educate about the availability of an ERPO. Additional steps:

 

  1. Learn the process of filing an ERPO
  2. Bring up concerns to a law enforcement officer

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Resources

Find out more on our Resources Page.

Data/Stats

 

  • On average, there are more than 6,000 Veteran suicides each year.***

 

  • In 2016, 7 out of 10 Veteran suicides resulted from firearm injuries.***

 

  • A recent study examined the results of a law in Connecticut similar to California’s GVRO and estimated that for every 10 to 20 orders removing firearms issued, at least one suicide was prevented.

 

  • On average, there are more than 6,000 Veteran suicides each year.

 

  • In 2016, 7 out of 10 Veteran suicides resulted from firearm injuries.

 

  • A recent study examined the results of a law in Connecticut similar to California’s GVRO and estimated that for every 10 to 20 orders removing firearms issued, at least one suicide was prevented.