Language excerpts from the Initiative 1491 Section 1:
(1) This act is designed to temporarily prevent individuals who are at high risk of harming themselves or others from accessing firearms by allowing family, household members, and police to obtain a court order when there is demonstrated evidence that the person poses a significant danger, including danger as a result of a dangerous mental health crisis or violent behavior. …
(4) Individuals who pose a danger to themselves or others often exhibit signs that alert family, household members, or law enforcement to the threat. Many mass shooters displayed warning signs prior to their killings …
Language excerpts from the Initiative 1491 Section 5:
(3) In determining whether grounds for an extreme risk protection order exist, the court may consider any relevant evidence including, but not limited to, any of the following: …
(c) Any dangerous mental health issues of the respondent; …
Language excerpts from Alliance for Gun Responsibility website:
About Initiative Measure No. 1491
Initiative Measure No. 1491 concerns court-issued extreme risk protection orders temporarily preventing access to firearms. This measure would allow police, family, or household members to obtain court orders temporarily preventing firearms access by persons exhibiting mental illness, violent or other behavior indicating they may harm themselves or others.
Language excerpts from BALLOTPEDIA website:
This measure would allow police, family, or household members to obtain court orders temporarily preventing firearms access by persons exhibiting mental illness, violent or other behavior indicating they may harm themselves or others.
Language excerpts from a FUSE mailing:
From: Sara Kiesler, Fuse Washington [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 2:41 PM
To: David Combs
Subject: Which initiatives should I sign? …
SIGN Initiative 1491 – prevent gun violence
The vast majority of people who commit a mass shooting or suicide show signs of their intentions. Families are often the first to see those signs, but under our current laws family members are powerless to remove firearms from individuals who show signs of violence and dangerous mental illness.
Initiative 1491 will empower families to prevent tragedies by temporarily preventing people in crisis from accessing firearms. I-1491 allows families and law enforcement to ask a judge for an Extreme Risk Protection Order if there is a demonstrated severe mental illness or a serious risk for violent behavior. Sign I-1491 to help keep our communities safe! …
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