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 from accessing guns, ammunition, or magazines and that temporarily prohibits that person from purchasing or obtaining any new guns, ammunition, or magazines*. 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. A one-year GVRO can be renewed before it expires if the danger still exists.
*Magazines are ammunition storage and feeding devices which can often be detached from a firearm.
Note: If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please contact local law enforcement or dial 911. California’s veteran crisis line is also available by calling 1-800 273-8255 and pressing 1.