Stop Handgun Violence Founder John Rosenthal Renews Call to Boycott Shaw’s and Star Market

Vote with Your Wallet! Last night, in a rousing speech to gun safety advocates, John Rosenthal renewed his call to boycott the companies that are owned by Cerberus Capital Management. Cerberus owns the Freedom Group, which includes gun manufacturers Bushmaster and Remington; this represents about 20% of the gun industry. You can watch a video of his

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What’s Next for Massachusetts in 2017?

Greetings fellow advocates! Did you know over 70 gun bills have been introduced in the Massachusetts State House? Believe it! There’s a lot going on in our state. Keep reading for a preview of what’s to come in 2017. We scoured through these bills and built a tool for learning about them on our website.

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Gun-Free School Zones

What are gun-free school zones? The “Gun-Free School Zones Act” prohibits the general public from carrying guns in and around k-12 schools, with many exceptions which we note below. The “Gun-Free Schools Act” prohibits students from carrying guns on k-12 campuses and conditions federal education funding on weapons related expulsion policies. Why do we need

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Should We Deregulate Silencers?

What is “The Hearing Protection Act of 2017”? Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. John Carter (R-TX), and Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) recently introduced a bill (HR367/S59) that would remove silencers from a list of extremely dangerous firearms (like machine guns) that have more regulations than the average gun. Perhaps just as dangerous, the bill includes a clause that

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Why do we need to research gun violence prevention?

Public health professionals agree that gun violence is a public health issue. Unfortunately, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is prohibited from researching gun violence and its causes due to a de facto ban from the 1990s. However, earlier this month, Massachusetts’ Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) introduced a bill (HR1832/S834) that would provide for $10

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Why Do We Need Veteran Mental Health Records in the NICS database?

Comprehensive background checks for gun permit applicants is a concept that almost everyone supports. Individuals who have been deemed “mentally incompetent” should not have easy access to guns, right? Well believe it or not, the US House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would actually remove 170,000 mental health records from NICS, the background check systems that gun

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What Is Concealed Carry Reciprocity?

Massachusetts currently boasts the lowest rate of gun violence in the nation, due in large part to our model gun permitting system. We are proud of this achievement, it is evidence that common sense gun safety really does save lives. But it may surprise you to learn that many other states do not hold gun permit

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Together We Can Save Lives!

Learn the facts. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among teens and young adults and the 10th leading cause of death among all Americans. On average, 4 teenagers and 118 total Americans complete suicide every day. 90% people who survive a suicide attempt do not go on to die by suicide. Many suicide

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Remembering 118,096 victims of gun violence

118,096 victims of gun violence since the Sandy Hook massacre – that’s a crippling number. September 25th is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, designated by Congress in 2007. This September, we will remember the victims of Sandy Hook, Aurora, San Bernardino, Orlando, and so many more who lost their lives to gun violence. What

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