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

Examples of extreme risk protection order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These laws allow people to seek court orders known as extreme risk protection orders. Deepa Shivaram, NPR, 23 Mar. 2024 The law, passed in 2019, was a compromise between gun-rights and gun-control advocates to the red-flag laws in place in 21 US states and Washington, D.C., also known as an extreme risk protection order, Rocque said. Emma Tucker, CNN, 15 Mar. 2024 Forms for extreme risk protection orders can be found on the Minnesota court system website: https://www.mncourts.gov/GetForms.aspx?c=36. Alex Derosier, Twin Cities, 2 Jan. 2024 Texas has no red flag law – also known as an extreme risk protection order law – that would allow authorities to take weapons from a person thought to be in crisis. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 14 Feb. 2024 Minnesota is now one of 21 states that have enacted an extreme risk protection order law. Alex Derosier, Twin Cities, 2 Jan. 2024 Regulating guns and online activity A Minnesota law will allow authorities to ask courts for extreme risk protection orders to temporarily take guns from people deemed to be an imminent threat to others or themselves. CBS News, 30 Dec. 2023 Lee signed the executive order strengthening background checks and called for the extreme risk protection order, known elsewhere as a red-flag law. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2023 Such petitions for extreme risk protection orders have been filed 51 times since the D.C. Council passed the law in December 2018, 13 of which came from police, according to a review of D.C. Superior Court records and data from the D.C.Attorney General’s Office. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2023

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First Known Use

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 20 Jul. 2024.

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