What if Voluntary Steps Aren’t Working?
New York State’s ERPO law (Extreme Risk Protection Order) may help.
When your loved one or you are in extreme danger of being shot, you can ask a judge for an emergency order to have the guns taken away temporarily.
- This is a last-ditch option in extreme cases.
- Doing something against another person’s will is an extreme step that should rarely be resorted to.
- But there are times when it may be called for. For example, your loved one is addicted to methamphetamines, having hallucinations, actively suicidal, and unwilling to get help.