WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), advanced the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, commonly known as “red flag laws,” to keep guns out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves or others by implementing a nationwide extreme risk law and encouraging states to enact extreme risk laws.
“Creating and implementing a nationwide extreme risk law will help keep guns out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves or others, and it’s another step we are taking to reduce the epidemic of gun violence, save lives, and make our communities safer,” Rep. Luria said. “I am committed to curbing gun violence and keeping people safe in Coastal Virginia and across the country through commonsense measures while respecting the rights of law-abiding citizens.”
The legislation would allow family members, therapists, and law enforcement to petition a judge to sign a protective order to prevent an individual from purchasing or retaining their firearm for a certain period if they are determined to be a danger to themselves or others.
Rep. Luria previously supported the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019 in the 116th Congress.