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Legal Information: Florida
Updated: January 27, 2020
Who can file for a risk protection order?
Only a law enforcement officer or agency can file for a risk protection order.1
If you are a person who is concerned about the safety of someone else but cannot file to have his/her firearms removed, you may be able to speak to a law enforcement officer or agency to let them know of your concern and ask that they file for a risk protection order to have the firearms removed.
1 Fla Stat. § 790.401(2)(a)
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