Speak for Safety: Helping People Through a Crisis


A GVRO is a civil court order, signed by a judge, that temporarily prohibits someone who is at risk of hurting themselves or others from possessing or purchasing any guns or ammunition.

In many high-profile shootings, family members of the shooters saw their loved ones engage in dangerous behaviors and grew concerned about their risk of harming themselves or others– even before any violence occurred. In fact, it is common for family to be the first to know when loved ones are in crisis in many incidents of interpersonal violence and suicide that take place across this country every day. The Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) offers family members, household members, and law enforcement a tool for temporarily preventing access to firearms by these loved ones in crisis.

Brady is a partner in Speak for Safety, a California Firearm Strategy Group project funded by the good people at The California Wellness Foundation.

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