A well intentioned bill is causing a big stir in Oregon. It allows families to petition the court to temporarily suspend a person’s access to firearms if they feel that person is a threat to themselves or others. It has become very controversial. An Extreme Risk Protection Order is temporary, and there must be documented evidence that an individual is a threat to him/herself or others. Anyone requesting one though,must provide evidence and submit a written and signed affidavit or an oral statement under oath. A false petition is punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a $6,250 fine.