extreme risk protection order

noun

Definition of extreme risk protection order

US law
: a court order issued upon petition of a law enforcement officer, family member, or household member that temporarily removes access to firearms from a person shown to be a danger to himself or herself or to others abbreviation ERPO — compare red flag law

First Known Use of extreme risk protection order

2015, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extreme risk protection order was in 2015

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“Extreme risk protection order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extreme%20risk%20protection%20order. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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