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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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Massachusetts Gun Reform: Week of 12/11

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) John Rosenthal Pens Op-Ed in Attleboro Sun Chronicle Denouncing the House’s Passage of Concealed Carry Reciprocity The U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass Concealed Carry

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PRESS RELEASE: Stop Handgun Violence Condemns House of Representatives for Passing Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, joined by Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans

Boston – Today the House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, a bill that dismantles state-level concealed carry permitting systems and creates a race to the bottom for safety standards. “Just two months after the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history, the House of Representatives has chosen blood money campaign

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#StopCCR Open Letter and Day of Action

All hands on deck! Today (Wednesday 12/6) is the day of action to #StopCCR. Believe it or not, the U.S. House of Representatives has the audacity to put their most dangerous gun bill in decades–perhaps of all time–up for a floor vote on the same day as the National Vigil to Honor Victims of Gun

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#StopCCR and Nationwide Vigils – Massachusetts Gun Reform: 12/5

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) Update on Concealed Carry Reciprocity The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to forward the dangerous Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation out of committee, without

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We Sent Trump & Congress a Graphic Wake-Up Call

by John Rosenthal We seem to be getting numb to mass shootings in America. The statements from our nation’s leaders are the same, hollow sentiments. So, we decided to send a graphic wake-up call to President Trump and nearly 300 members of Congress who have sided with the gun lobby in opposing common sense gun

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#REJECTCCR – Massachusetts Gun Reform: Week of 11/27

Thank you for reading this mid-week edition of Gun Reform Roundup: the latest news from the Commonwealth, New England, and the Nation. Before we get into the HUGE gun reform news this week, a quick reminder that you can still make a tax-deductible contribution to Stop Handgun Violence in honor of Giving Tuesday! Click here.

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AMERICANS KILLED BY GUNS SINCE THE MASSACRE AT SANDY HOOK

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