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Updated: 
December 11, 2019

What is an extreme risk protection order?

An extreme risk protection order is a civil order issued by a judge that keeps a person, known as the respondent, from having firearms. An extreme risk protection order can only be filed against a person who has a license to carry firearms or a firearm identification card.1

1 MA ST 140 § 131R(a)