The effort to refer SB 719 Extreme Risk Protective Order failed to gain enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. SB 719 allows household members or law enforcement to request a judge to temporarily remove firearms from someone who poses an extreme risk of violence to themselves or others.
GOFRO supported SB 719. Many of us as gun owners have experienced the need to remove firearms from easy access by aging relatives or troubled youth. If necessary, an Extreme Risk Protective Order helps provide a legal process to do that using a civil court order issued by a judge after hearing evidence of need. We believe the legal process established in this legislation achieves a fair balance between the rights of gun owners and the rights of family members and the community to be safe from gun violence.
The bill goes into effect January 1, 2018.