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Updated: 
December 3, 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 controlling, purchasing, possessing, or receiving firearms. Extreme risk protection orders are used to prevent the respondent from using a firearm to harm himself/herself or others.1

1 Wash. Code § 7.94.010(1)