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Legal Information: District of Columbia
Updated: October 29, 2020
What is an extreme risk protection order?
An extreme risk protection order is a civil court order prohibiting an individual (called the respondent) from having possession or control of, purchasing, or receiving any:
- registration certificate;
- license to carry a concealed pistol; or
- dealer’s license.1
1 D.C. Code § 7-2510.01(1)
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