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Extreme Risk Protection Orders Assist in Preventing Mass Shooting Events, Study Shows

November 1, 2022

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Gun Control Concept
Presented by Michigan News

According to new research led by the University of Michigan, extreme risk protection orders, also known as red flag laws, can help prevent firearm injury events, including multiple victim/mass shootings, by addressing the threat before an event occurs. In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the study by U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention reviewed 6,500 ERPO cases, a civil court order that temporarily prohibits firearm purchase and possession by someone at imminent risk of harming themselves or others. April Zeoli, an instructor in health management policy at the U-M School of Public Health, shares insights from the findings.

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