This was posted this morning (Wednesday, May 15) by the Mass. Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. Dylan Fernandes, who represents the Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket district in the state house of representatives, is a co-sponsor of this bill, but if we express our support, he’ll be able to take that to Speaker DeLeo.
If you live elsewhere in Massachusetts, you can be connected to your rep by using the link below.
The Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) is an important tool for keeping firearms out of the hands of, among others, domestic abusers.
CALL TO ACTION!! We’re making good progress in getting Extreme Risk Protective Order legislation (H.3610) passed in Massachusetts, but our representatives and Speaker Robert DeLeo still need to hear from us! 87% of MA citizens support this legislation, and our leaders need to know that we support them in bringing this life-saving bill up for a vote!
You can be automatically connected to your rep’s office using this link: https://p2a.co/4wHxymX
If you’d rather send an email, you can use suggested wording below. Find your state rep’s contact information here: https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator
“I am a constituent and a member of the MA Coalition to prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of over 60 groups statewide.
It’s time for the MA Legislature to take action to prevent more gun violence in our communities by passing an Extreme Risk Protective Order Bill. An ERPO Bill would empower Massachusetts families and law enforcement to prevent gun tragedies by temporarily reducing access to guns by individuals at a high risk of endangering themselves or others.
Will you actively support the ERPO bill by telling Speaker DeLeo know that you have his back and that he should bring the ERPO bill to the floor for a vote?”