Voter Guide: Initiative 1491 — guns and ‘extreme risk protection orders’

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SEATTLE — Initiative 1491 would create what are called “extreme risk protection orders” in this state.

Here’s how they would work:

If family members, roommates or police are worried someone is a threat to themselves or others, they can get a court order preventing that person from possessing or buying firearms.

Opponents argue it unfairly targets the mentally ill and takes away their rights.