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Red Flag Law in D.C.

Extreme Risk Protection Order

Red Flag Laws- Removing Guns from Potentially Dangerous Persons


The District of Columbia has a red flag law, as part of the Firearms Safety Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, that allows certain individuals to request an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) to have a firearm, ammunition, a registration certificate, a license to carry a concealed pistol, or a dealer's license removed from the possession of someone who poses an extreme risk to themselves or others. 

Please click on the attached flyers to learn more.


COVID-19 Update: 

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, you can complete the below ERPO form electronically and then contact the Court to complete the filing by phone at (202) 879-0157 or by email at

Last Review and Update: Mar 29, 2024
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