Response to Santa Fe, TX School Shooting

Stop Handgun Violence Response to Santa Fe High School Mass Shooting Boston, MA– This morning, news of another horrific mass school shooting in Santa Fe Texas broke leaving at least 10 dead and an unknown number of students and teachers injured. According to the Gun Violence Archive this is the 35thschool shooting where someone has

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MA Gun Reform Update: Speaker DeLeo supports ERPO

  The theme of this week’s update is once again ERPO!  But first, a look at upcoming events: May 12th (Saturday) – Inaugural fundraiser of the New England Marjory Stoneham Douglas Alumni May 13th (Sunday) – 22nd Annual Mothers’ Day Walk For Peace in Boston. June date TBD – Cambridge Gun Buy Back. June 2nd (Saturday) – National Gun Violence Awareness Day. June 2nd (Saturday) –

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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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