Supporters of the red flag law counter that gun-removal orders are a fast and effective way to keep people safe. Other family members who have pursued petitions told CPR News that they felt profound relief after completing the process. Studies of the effects of ERPO laws on overall rates of violence are still pending, but gun-violence researchers say that the early results are promising.

Dr. April Zeoli speaks with CPR News for two stories about her research surrounding Extreme Risk Protection Orders and how they can be a tool in preventing mass shootings.