A new law can help!

California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) is a law that allows family members, household members, and law enforcement officers to obtain a court order to prevent a dangerous person from accessing guns or ammunition and temporarily prohibits that person from purchasing or obtaining any new guns and/or ammunition. Family/household members* and law enforcement officers** can file a petition for a GVRO, which can last from 21 days up to one year. A one-year GVRO can be renewed before it expires if the danger still exists.

*Includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, stepparents, stepchildren, domestic partners, or roommates and other household members who have lived with the subject of the petition within the last six months.

**Includes sheriff’s departments, police departments, and other law enforcement agencies.