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May 15, 2018

Extreme Risk Protection Orders (to remove firearms)

An extreme risk protection order is a civil court order that prohibits a person from:

  • having firearms in his/her custody or control; and
  • purchasing or receiving a firearm.1

Judges can issue extreme risk protection orders in certain situations where a respondent poses an extreme risk of causing harm to himself/herself or another person by:

  • purchasing, possessing, or receiving a dangerous weapon; or
  • having a dangerous weapon within his /her custody or control.1

The petition to request an order can be filed by a prosecutor, either the State’s Attorney or the Office of the Attorney General.1

We will be adding more information about extreme risk protection orders in the future. For now, you can read the law to learn more.

1 VT ST T 13 § 4053(a), (c)(1)