During the legislative session we can advocate not only by asking our legislators to vote for or against bills, but also by rewarding them with our thanks when they do good things.
One of our favorite good things this year is the Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO), or “red flag”, bill for suicide prevention proposed by Rep. Steve Handy (R-Layton). This evidence-based bill would allow a family member or law enforcement to petition a judge to temporarily remove firearms from a person who poses a dangerous threat to themselves or others. The bill includes due process, strong evidentiary standards and opportunities to offer behavioral health services to people in crisis when needed.
Action Utah has worked side by side with Rep. Handy on this bill for a year, and we know the effort he has put into including the many stakeholders and perspectives to craft a terrific bill that respects Second Amendment rights and would save lives. Please join us in supporting him with a quick note of thanks!