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Legal Information: Massachusetts

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 11, 2019

Extreme Risk Protection Orders (to remove firearms)

An extreme risk protection order is a civil order issued by a judge that restricts a person’s right to have firearms if s/he poses a risk of causing harm to himself/herself or another person.