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CITIES ACROSS AMERICA PARTICIPATE IN SECOND ANNUAL “CONCERT ACROSS AMERICA TO END GUN VIOLENCE”

(Boston, MA. – September 25th, 2017) Over the weekend, a coalition of gun violence prevention artists, activists and organizations participated in the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Events ranged from selfie soloists to over 60 live concerts, digitally connected by #ConcertAcrossAmerica and ConcertAcrossAmerica.org. Over 2,000 Americans (and still counting) sung along from home with

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Stop Handgun Violence Responds to Foxborough Murder Suicide

Boston, MA – In response to the murder suicide of a father and young boy in Foxborough, Massachusetts, Stop Handgun Violence founder, John Rosenthal, made the following statement: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the young boy’s family as they grieve this incredible loss of life. Unfortunately, we know all too well that guns

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150,000 Americans Killed by Guns Since Sandy Hook

150,000 AMERICANS KILLED BY GUNS SINCE SANDY HOOK – NO ACTION BY CONGRESS TO PREVENT BLOODSHED Boston, MA – In the less than five years since the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 150,000 more Americans have been killed by guns – a number that is more than 30 times the number of Americans

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LINSKY CONTINUES THE FIGHT TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE IN THE COMMONWEALTH

BOSTON- Representative David Linsky (D-Natick) hosted a Gun Violence Prevention Lobby Day on July 18, where dozens of advocates and supporters from across the country joined together in support of H.3081, An Act relative to extreme risk protective orders. The bill, filed by Representative Linsky, was heard at a Public Hearing of the Joint Committee

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Join us on July 18th

Please join us on July 18th at 1pm in Massachusetts State House Hearing Room A-1 for a Hearing of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary to make your voice heard and keep Massachusetts the safest state in the nation. There will be a chance to lobby your elected officials at 11am on the same day

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Extreme Risk Protective Orders – H.3081

Massachusetts Bill Would Prevent Suicides UPDATE: the hearing for this bill has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 18th at 1pm in State House Room A-1. Please join us to support this important bill. With 22 veterans and dozens of others committing suicide every day in America, we need to do more to address suicides. Read

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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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AMERICANS KILLED BY GUNS SINCE THE MASSACRE AT SANDY HOOK

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