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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of December 14, 2023

What protections can I get in an extreme risk protection order?

In an extreme risk protection order, the judge can order that the respondent to give up any:

  • license to carry firearms;
  • firearm identification card; and
  • firearms, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, weapons, and ammunition.1

In addition, as soon as the respondent is served with the order, s/he would immediately have to surrender all of the above items to the local licensing authority that is serving the order.2

1 MA ST 140 § 131S(d)
2 MA ST 140 § 131S(f)