A new law can help!

California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) is a law that allows family or household members and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order to prevent an at-risk person person from accessing guns or ammunition, and that temporarily prohibits that person from purchasing or obtaining any new guns and/or ammunition. The firearm removal and purchase restriction can last from 21 days to one year, depending on the type of order and what the judge thinks is appropriate. Only when the order expires or is terminated may firearms and ammunition be returned to the restrained person. A one-year GVRO can be renewed before it expires if the danger still exists.