April 13, 2018 Christopher Pinto Oppose HB3611 Stop HB3611. Badly written legislation is never the solution HB3611 - An Act authorizing the voluntary disavowal of eligibility to purchase a firearm Establishes a protocol allowing individuals suffering from depression to voluntarily disavow their eligibility to purchase a firearm; directs the commissioner of the department of criminal justice information services to establish a list of individuals who disavow their eligibility to purchase a firearm, and to place them on a list after they file a form submitting a request to do so; directs the department to establish the form for the voluntary disavowal, and to make it available on their webpage; authorizes the revocation of gun dealer licenses for selling a firearm to anyone on the list; requires distribution of the form to hospitals and emergency facilities; requires clinicians to offer the list to patients who voluntarily present themselves and who appear to be suffering from depression; authorizes removal of names from the list upon petition. Signing one of these forms and then petitioning to get your rights back is nothing more than a trick. If the fact that you ever signed one of these forms is made available you will forever be deemed unsuitable. This in and of itself will discourage those who need help from seeking it in the first place. So please Email your Representative today and ask them to stand against badly written legislation that does everything to remove rights and nothing to protect inherent rights. HB3611, An Act authorizing the voluntary disavowal of eligibility to purchase a firearm, is badly written legislation that will be used to remove people rights, but gives little details for how to restore those same rights. Please take a moment to contact your legislator. Enter your information below, we'll do the rest. Step 1. Please enter your name, email and zip code Name* Prefix Mr.Mrs.MissMs.Dr.Prof.Rev. First Last Suffix Email* Zip Code* Step 2. Please enter your street address and click the "FIND MY STATE REPRESENTATIVE" button. Adddress*City / TownState Well done! You successfully looked up your State Representative. You can scroll down and hit the "Send email" button, or edit the message and then hit the "Send email" button. At a minimum please customize the subject line and if you can please add a paragraph describing how attacks on our freedoms affect you. If you do this personalization you will get better traction with your message to your representative. Thank you. Recipient(s) State Representative E-Mail Rep's Email legislators nameSection 1 CompleteSubjectBody I am writing to you today to implore you to oppose HB3611 - An Act authorizing the voluntary disavowal of eligibility to purchase a firearm, when it comes for a vote soon. The bill is out of ways and means and I will be watching how you vote on this issue. The legislation is poorly written and does everything to take away a persons rights and nothing to protect rights. As a legislator it is your sworn duty to protect our rights ensconced in the US Constitution and the Massachusetts Constitution. I need to hear back from you today that you will oppose HB3611 An Act authorizing the voluntary disavowal of eligibility to purchase a firearm.