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AN OPEN LETTER ASKING GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER

A COALITION OF NEARLY 30 GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORGANIZATIONS SIGN AN OPEN LETTER ASKING GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER TO SUPPORT ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY’S ENFORCEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN NEWTOWN, CT & BOSTON, MA – Last month, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey took a very bold step by announcing that she will be stepping

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Stop Handgun Violence Attends President Obama’s White House Announcement on Curbing Gun Violence through Executive Action

Rosenthal applauds President’s leadership and determination despite opposition from many in Congress Washington, DC – Stop Handgun Violence founder John Rosenthal today joined President Obama, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and activists from across the country at the White House for the President’s announcement of several executive actions to prevent gun violence. “I applaud the President

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Nation’s Largest Billboard Company to Withdraw From Public Information Campaign Promoting Gun Rights and Effective Gun Safety Laws

Backlash From Gun Industry Lobby Groups Prompts Nation’s Largest Billboard Company to Withdraw From Public Information Campaign Promoting Gun Rights and Effective Gun Safety Laws New Billboards Were to be Interim Replacement for Iconic Mass Pike Message BOSTON, MA – New billboards created by Stop Handgun Violence and designed to stimulate a rational discussion about

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50,000 American Gun Deaths Since Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Boston, MA — The electronic counter on the 252×20-foot Stop Handgun Violence billboard on the Massachusetts Turnpike, which records and tallies daily American gun deaths since the Newtown shootings based on historical averages, will hit 50,000 tomorrow – a number that is more than 10 times the number of Americans killed in the Iraq war

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New Hampshire House of Representatives fail to approve HB 1589, requiring criminal background checks on commercially marketed private gun sales

Joint Statement From Granite State Progress and Stop Handgun Violence: Concord, NH- New Hampshire House of Representatives refused to take a commonsense step today when they failed to approve background checks for all commercially-marketed private gun sales. “For years, New Hampshire has allowed guns to be sold by private dealers without a background check or even

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Stop Handgun Violence Founder Pleased and Encouraged by Report of the Massachusetts Committee to Reduce Firearm Violence

Boston, MA- “Stop Handgun Violence is pleased and encouraged by the Report of the Committee to Reduce Firearm Violence presented to House Speaker Bob DeLeo and released today,” said John Rosenthal, founder of the 19-year-old organization. “The Committee’s analysis of gun violence and their suggestions to strengthen existing law in the Commonwealth are both realistic

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AMERICANS KILLED BY GUNS SINCE THE MASSACRE AT SANDY HOOK

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