Immediately following the Parkland mass public shooting, I asked readers of the Liberty Takes Effort blog to ACT by contacting their governors and state legislators to demand immediate passage of Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws within their states.
If you acted - great. I am going to ask you to do more to protect children in our schools. If you did not – you can jump on board now.
The fatal shooting of 10 and wounding of 14 at Santa Fe High School in Texas last week is just one more warning that this can happen anywhere.
Florida passed an ERPO law within weeks of the Parkland mass public shooting. Reasonable people demanded reasonable action and reasonable elected officials acted. Florida’s new law has been used several times already to intervene and separate a person at the intersection of dangerousness and fire arm access.
Vermont and Rhode Island recently passed ERPO laws and 20 additional states are considering them (AK, AL, AZ, HI, IA, IL, MA [legislature voting very soon], ME, MI, MN, MS, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WY.) Is your state listed? Is it not? Have you expressed your opinion to your state legislator and governor? Have you encouraged your family and friends to take action? Waiting for the next election is not the answer!