Posted March 9, 2018 3:00 pm by Comments

By Erika Haas

There’s been a lot of talk about gun violence restraining orders (GVROs), also known as extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs), at the state level since the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Currently three states – California, Washington and Oregon – have some form of GVROs, and it looks like Florida is about to become the fourth.

Now, two senators are bringing the discussion to Capitol Hill.

This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Act, which, like GVRO laws at the state level, seeks to temporarily disarm those who are determined to be a threat to themselves or others.

“If this becomes law, every state will have an opportunity to go to a federal judge or magistrate and inform them that this person is about to blow,” Graham said.

GVROs have been criticized in the past for taking away a person’s Second Amendment rights without proper due process. However, Graham and Blumenthal say that will not be the case with their bill.

Under the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Act, law enforcement or family members would be able to file a petition with a federal court requesting …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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