Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) are civil court orders, similar to domestic violence restraining orders, that temporarily prohibit individuals in crisis from gun possession. Families, medical professionals, or law enforcement can petition a court to issue an ERPO for an individual in a mental health crisis. ERPOs aim to reduce gun-related incidents, such as domestic violence homicides, mass shootings, and suicides, triggered by a mental health crisis.
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