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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MA Gun Reform Update: ERPO Deadline Looms

It’s been an eventful week. First, looking forward: The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety must make a decision on the extreme risk protective order bill, H.3610 by Sunday, April 15th. You still have time to email your representative with your support of the bill here. Also, coming up: April 13th (Friday) – Gun Violence Prevention Summit

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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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MA Gun Reform Update: Post-Parkland, Students lead the way

It’s been a very busy two weeks since the Parkland Massacre and our Statehouse lobby day the following day. Generally, we end this newsletter with the upcoming events and deadlines, but we’ve decided to put them first this week, since there are so many important ones we want to bring your attention to them. March

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Stop Handgun Violence Announces Backfire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2018                                Contact: Zoe Grover at #BackfireTrump Auto-Tweets At Trump Every Time An American Dies From Gun Violence New Campaign Aims to Shame the President Into Acting to Save American Lives. In the wake of the devastating school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Stop Handgun Violence is partnering with States United to

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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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