Expanding the Reach of Red Flag Law Information

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Red Flag Law advertisement inside of Connector bus

We continue to raise awareness about Virginia’s Red Flag Law.

Recently, campaign posters -- in English and Spanish – were placed in the fleet of more than 340 Fairfax Connector buses as thousands of people will see the information each day. The Board of Supervisors and other elected officials participated in the event.


What’s The Red Flag Law?

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Emergency Substantial Risk Order (ESRO) law, commonly referred to as a “red flag law,” prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing, possessing or transporting any kind of firearm. It also provides the necessary procedural safeguards to ensure that no firearm is removed without due process while ensuring that gun tragedies are not repeated.

To request an ESRO, call the Police non-emergency line at 703-691-2131. If there is an immediate danger, call or text 9-1-1.


What Are We Saying?

"I think it's fair to say we've had far too many incidents of gun violence in Fairfax County and Virginia, and across the nation, dealing specifically with domestic violence and other crimes where guns were too readily available to people who shouldn't have guns in their hands.
What we have done, in collaboration with all of our county agencies, many of which are here today, is put together some marketing information that we will put on all of our Fairfax Connector buses that travel all over the county, spreading the message about this law in Virginia, and what people can do to take advantage of it and potentially save a life."
- Jeffrey C. McKay, chairman of Board of Supervisors

County officials stand before Connector bus with Red Flag Law advertisement


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