Massachusetts Gun Reform: Thanksgiving 2017 Edition

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for reading this Turkey Day edition of Gun Reform Roundup: the latest gun reform news from the Commonwealth, New England, and the Nation. During this time when we reflect on what we are thankful for, the SHV staff are thinking about our allies in elected office like Rep. Marjorie Decker, who

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One Week Until Giving Tuesday!

It’s that time of year when we all remember that–even though 2017 has felt like a really awful year–many of us have a lot to be thankful for. When planning your gifts for Giving Tuesday, I hope you will think about Stop Handgun Violence and the 33,000 lives that are taken by preventable gun violence

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Massachusetts Gun Reform: Week of 11/13

Greetings Advocates! The biggest story this week is the public hearing this Thursday, Nov. 16th at 11am in State House Room A-1 in Boston. There will be testimony for dozens of gun-related bills at this hearing, and we need activists like you to show up in large numbers. If you can’t attend, scroll down to make

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Public Safety Hearing on Firearm Bills – 11/16 at 11am

Dear Friends, You are invited to attend a public hearing concerning access to guns, held by Massachusetts’ Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, next Thursday, Nov. 16 at 11am in State House Hearing Room A-1. Please come make your voice heard and help keep Massachusetts the safest state in the nation. Please save the date to

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Massachusetts Gun Reform: Week of 11/6

Today we are all mourning another tragic mass shooting, this time at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas where at least 26 have died and dozens more injured. We all know by now that the response of the gun lobby and the politicians they have paid to put in office will be to delay discussion

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Stop Handgun Violence Response to Sutherland Springs Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2017 Boston, MA – Today 25 congregants were murdered and many others were wounded in their house of worship in Sutherland Springs, Texas. While the details of this latest mass shooting continue to emerge, Stop Handgun Violence founder John Rosenthal made the following statement: “While the magnitude of this massacre

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SHV Applauds Mass. Legislature for Taking Quick Action on Bump Stocks

Stop Handgun Violence Applauds Commonwealth Legislature for Taking Quick Action on Bump Stocks Boston, MA – Last night, the Massachusetts State Legislature passed a first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of bump stocks in response to the Las Vegas domestic terrorist attack that left 58 dead and over 500 wounded. “We applaud the Massachusetts State Legislature

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Massachusetts Gun Reform: Week of 10/30

Good afternoon, readers. Each week, we’ll be posting updates with the most relevant news items for grassroots gun reformers in Massachusetts, New England, and the Nation. Here is what you need to know this week. Click here to have it delivered directly to your inbox. 1) AG Healey & 16 Other AGs Oppose Concealed Carry

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Massachusetts Gun Reform: Week of 10/23

Massachusetts’ gun laws are some of the strongest in the nation. These policies, that keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals, have made Massachusetts the state with the lowest gun violence. However, gun-rights extremists are working every day to roll back these safety policies and oust gun violence prevention allies from elected office.

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Founder Responds to Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Stop Handgun Violence Response to Las Vegas Concert Shooting Boston, MA – Last night a gunman perched in a hotel room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas shot and killed at least 58 concert-goers and wounded 515 others. After raining bullets and terror down on concert-goers, the shooter was found dead

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