Legal Information: Rhode Island

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Updated: 
October 20, 2021

What is an extreme risk protection order?

An extreme risk protection order is a civil court order that keeps an individual (known as the respondent) from:

  • having a gun in his/her possession, custody, or control;
  • purchasing or receiving a gun; or
  • attempting to purchase or receive a gun.1

1 8 R.I. Gen. Laws § 8-8.3-3(b)

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