Help Protect Those at Extreme Risk

Help Protect Those at Extreme Risk

Sponsored By:
Alliance for a Better Utah

Website/Info: https://act.betterutah.org/letter/extreme-risk-protective-order/

HB 209, Extreme Risk Protective Order, is a bill sponsored by Rep. Stephen Handy that would enable law enforcement officials and family members to petition courts to temporarily restrain individuals from possessing firearms and ammunition when they pose an imminent threat of harm to themselves or others. If the individual in question is ruled to be a danger to themselves or others and refuses to surrender their firearms, a search warrant would be issued.

Extreme Risk Protective Orders have wide support from professionals in law enforcement, public and mental health, and advocates of domestic violence prevention, including the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and American Bar Association. Take action in support of this common sense gun safety bill.