Response to Santa Fe, TX School Shooting

Stop Handgun Violence Response to Santa Fe High School Mass Shooting Boston, MA– This morning, news of another horrific mass school shooting in Santa Fe Texas broke leaving at least 10 dead and an unknown number of students and teachers injured. According to the Gun Violence Archive this is the 35thschool shooting where someone has

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MA Gun Reform Update: Speaker DeLeo supports ERPO

  The theme of this week’s update is once again ERPO!  But first, a look at upcoming events: May 12th (Saturday) – Inaugural fundraiser of the New England Marjory Stoneham Douglas Alumni May 13th (Sunday) – 22nd Annual Mothers’ Day Walk For Peace in Boston. June date TBD – Cambridge Gun Buy Back. June 2nd (Saturday) – National Gun Violence Awareness Day. June 2nd (Saturday) –

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Stop Handgun Violence Applauds Law Enforcement Letter

Stop Handgun Violence and Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Applaud Law Enforcement Letter Opposing Concealed Carry Reciprocity Boston, MA– Today, the International Chiefs of Police Association (IACP) and the Boston Police Department distributed a letter to Congress in opposition to the gun lobby’s proposed concealed carry reciprocity legislation that included over 470 chiefs of

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Press Release: AG Healey Defeats Assault Weapons Ban Challenge

Stop Handgun Violence Lauds AG’s Win in Assault Weapon Ban Case; Urges Participation in Tomorrow’s Town Hall for Our Lives Events BOSTON – April 6, 2018 – The US District Court’s rejection today of a challenge to Massachusetts’ Assault Weapons Ban adds encouragement to growing support for common sense gun laws on the eve of

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Press Release: Students Across the Commonwealth Plan Town Halls

Students across the Commonwealth plan Town Hall for Our Lives events on Saturday, April 7th Boston, MA– Inspired by the high school students in Parkland, Florida, students across the Commonwealth are planning town halls with elected officials on Saturday, April 7, as part of the Town Hall for Our Lives nationwide effort. All events are

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Massachusetts Receives “A-” on Gun Laws

Last week the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence released their annual scorecard on state gun laws. Massachusetts received an A-, the fourth highest grade behind New Jersey, Connecticut and California. We are proud of the work we have done here including: – Requiring background checks for private sales, online sales, and at gun

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Stop Handgun Violence Response to Parkland FL School Shooting

Stop Handgun Violence Response to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Mass Shooting; Boston, MA – Yesterday, on a day that is supposed to celebrate love, seventeen high school students and educators were murdered and 12 more wounded with an AR 15 assault weapon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Parkland makes the eighteenth school shooting in the first

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ACTION ALERT: Extreme Risk Protection Order Advocacy Day 2/15

We are at a critical point in the effort to pass H3081, the Extreme Risk Protective Order bill, which is pending before the Judiciary Committee. We need action NOW to move this bill. We are asking Coalition advocates to take two actions in support of this life-saving legislation: 1) Call your State Representative; and 2) join

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Gun Reform Update 1/18/18: Using data end gun violence

Using data to reduce gun violence In Massachusetts, Senator Creem has filed a bill, S1292, which would collect data on multiple gun purchases made in state and analyze whether those guns were later used in crime. If you’d like to get this important bill passed, sign our letter to the Joint Committee on Public Safety,

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Massachusetts Gun Reform: Holidays Edition

Thank you for reading this edition of Gun Reform Roundup: the latest news from the Commonwealth, New England, and the Nation. Here are the biggest stories this week: 1) Last Thursday was the five year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Massacre. Since then, over 160,000 Americans have died due to gun violence. Across the state,

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