Oregon's "Red Flag Law" (Extreme Risk Protection Orders)

The Oregonian newspaper recently published this analysis of the first four months of Oregon's "Red Flag Law".  The law allows family members or law enforcement to seek a court order to remove firearms from a person in crisis who is at risk of harming themselves or the community.  "That analysis revealed that, in the law’s first four months, Oregonians in 16 counties used it to try to get weapons out of the hands of nearly 30 people, most of whom were operating at a potentially deadly nexus of substance abuse, anger and gun ownership."

Below is a link to a handout from the Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum that describes how the new law works: