Fact Sheets

Extreme Risk Protection Orders

An Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) is a court-issued civil order that empowers families and law enforcement to prevent gun tragedies by reducing access to guns for individuals at an elevated risk of endangering themselves or others. An ERPO temporarily prohibits the purchase and possession of firearms and requires the removal of any firearms currently possessed while the order is in effect.

Additional Information:

ERPO One-Pager


Data behind Extreme Risk Protective Order Policies: A Look at Connecticut’s Risk-Warrant Law

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