Use of Gun Violence Restraining Orders Continues To Rise

Publication: San Francisco Examiner

For the fourth year in a row, the number of gun violence restraining orders issued in California has grown, as California residents and law agencies increasingly make use of the state’s “red flag” law.

Gun violence restraining orders, or GVROs, mandate the temporary removal of a person’s firearms because they pose a danger to themselves or others.

..... “The closure of our courts for periods of time during the pandemic may have contributed to the slow growth in GVRO usage,” said Assemblymember Phil Ting, who represents San Francisco. “Still, nearly 1,300 orders were issued, with San Diego County leading the way. I’m glad that Californians have a tool to intervene to save lives and prevent tragedies.” ....