Red Flag Gun Protection Law

Empowering Educators to Save Lives

Red Flag Gun Protection Law

Pursuing Court Intervention to Prevent School Shootings

Red Flag Gun Protection Law Now in Effect

The Red Flag Law, also known as the extreme risk protection order law, is effective in New York State as of August 24, 2019. The law prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing any kind of firearm.

The Red Flag Law provides all necessary procedural safeguards to ensure that no firearm is removed without due process while ensuring that tragedies, like the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are not repeated.

This new law builds on New York's strongest in the nation gun laws and makes New York the first in the United States to empower its teachers and school administrators to prevent school shootings by pursuing court intervention.

Extreme Risk Protection Order Application

How To Prepare and File

An Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) is a court order issued when a person may be dangerous to themselves or others.
An ERPO prohibits a person from purchasing or possessing guns and requires the person to surrender any guns they already own or possess.
An ERPO case may be started by a district attorney, a police officer, a school official, or a member of the person’s family or household.

For Additional Assistance

Call 877-NYS-0101

Always call 911 in an emergency

New York's Strongest in the Nation Gun Laws

Several gun safety measures were signed into law in 2019 to protect New York families and children.