What is a GVRO?
The Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), also known as the Firearms Restraining Order (FRO), creates a mechanism for family members and household members to work with law enforcement to temporarily remove guns and prevent the purchase of new guns by individuals who pose a potential risk to themselves or others. Modeled after the success of domestic violence restraining orders that are in place in all 50 states, the GVRO has the potential to stop a crisis situation from occurring.
Why do we need a GVRO?
Family members, household members, and law enforcement who are concerned that an individual poses a threat to themselves or others can now access a Gun Violence Restraining Order. A GVRO offers families and loved ones a judicial pathway for temporarily removing firearms and prohibiting future gun purchases for the duration of the order.