PROBLEM: We’ve seen way too often how when an individual in crisis has access to guns, the result is often deadly–whether it’s a suicide of a loved one or a mass shooting of scores of innocent people. Individuals in crisis often exhibit “red flag” behavior or other warning signs indicating that they are dangerous to themselves or others.  But under current law, even when loved ones report their fears to law enforcement, police may not have the authority to intervene.

SOLUTION: Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws, a.k.a “Red Flag” laws, enable family, household members, and law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily suspend the individual’s access to firearms. The laws have proven to be an effective way to reduce mass shootings,  suicides by firearm, domestic gun violence,  and other gun deaths and injuries.

TAKE ACTION!  Contact your state representatives today and urge them to support the New York ERPO/”Red Flag” bill.

Update: The New York State Assembly and Senate passed this law on 1/29/19 and will be sending it to the Governor for his signature.