In July 2018, the Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) was signed into Massachusetts law.

The state has the following link on the website; but we believe we should do more to raise awareness and educate the public on this life-saving law.

The Massachusetts ERPO law has already been used to help dozens of families in crisis since it was enacted. It will save even more lives but only if people know about it and know how to use it. Stop Handgun Violence in partnership with the Mass Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence created a new website, to improve the accessibility of ERPO for every resident.

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Below are some sample social media tweets and posts for your organization to help promote ERPO, including links to view more content. If you are interested in being an official partner and adding your logo, please email

Sample Tweets:

  • Help Save Lives. Learn more about MA ERPO #maerpo  #massachusetts #mapoli #endgunviolence #gunlawssavelives @stophandguns @macopgv
  • Help Save Lives. DV victims are 5x’s more likely to be killed by an abuser with access to a gun. #maerpo #mapoli #massachusetts #endgunviolence #gunlawssavelives @stophandguns @macopgv
  • Help Save Lives. 58% of MA gun deaths are suicides #maerpo #mapoli #massachusetts #endgunviolence #gunlawssavelives @stophandguns @macopgv
  • Help Save Lives. 7 out of 10 veteran suicides result from a firearm #maerpo #mapoli #massachusetts #endgunviolence #gunlawssavelives @stophandguns @macopgv








Contact us at for additional ERPO posts with specific focus on:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Suicide
  • Veterans Suicide
















email en inglés por favor:  para ver publicaciones de ERPO adicionales con un enfoque específico en:

  • Violencia doméstica
  • Suicidio
  • Suicidio veterano