What are the effects of a Gun Violence Restraining Order on the restrained person?

GVROs place temporary limits on access to firearms and ammunition to keep people safe when they are in crisis.

The subject of the petition will be required to surrender any firearms or ammunition they currently possess for the duration of the order. If he or she does not willingly surrender these items within 24 hours of the order, a search warrant may be issued and they will be removed by law enforcement.

The subject of the petition will be temporarily barred from purchasing firearms or ammunition while the order is in effect.

If the subject of the petition violates the restraining order, call the police. He or she can be arrested and charged with a crime.