MA Gun Reform Updates

Gun Reform Update: What Can You Do?

Meet Gail, our newest Board Member and an activist for gun violence prevention for over 3 years. She’s taking action with us and you can, too! Read more about Gail and join her with our community partners at some upcoming events listed below.   What can you do? Tell Congress ENOUGH! It’s time for comprehensive background checks and

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The first weekend in August was the deadliest 72 hours in over two years. Tell Congress Enough is Enough. We need to act now to prevent future tragedies, including banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, requiring background checks for all gun sales and passing a nationwide extreme risk protective order bill.  Sign our petition

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Meet our Board Member

In the weeks leading up to our 25th Anniversary in October we will introduce to you members of the Stop Handgun Violence board of directors. Our organization is honored and privileged to work with such an amazing group of people! Meet Anne, an active Board Member for 2 years. Read more about her here.        

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Take Action to fund Gun Violence Research

Last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members approved $50 million for gun violence research. Now it’s time for the Senate to do the same. Join us on Thursday, July 25th to push Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Senate to fund gun violence prevention research. Congressional Switchboard (800) 972-3524 #FundGVPresearch #WeNeedToKnow Summer Calendar Aug 10 (Sat) Mother’s Dream Quilting Bee in

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Your Summer Reading List!

Looking for a summer read on gun violence prevention? Here’s a short list of 2019 book releases: Tragedy in Aurora by Tom Diaz Enough! by Thomas Gabor For Alison by Andy Parker For Such a Time as This by Rev. Sharon Risher Guns Down by Igor Volsky Fight Like A Mother by Shannon Watts Summer

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Gun Reform Update: Save the Date to Celebrate

  You’re invited to a party to celebrate 25 years of Stop Handgun Violence! Bring your family and friends to honor local activists and advocates who have contributed to the progress of gun violence prevention and awareness in Massachusetts. Buy your tickets now or donate $25 for 25 years – thank you!   What’s Ahead: June

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Gun Reform Update: Take Action TODAY

As we remember the 9 victims from the Charleston shooting, we seek action from Congress to close the Charleston loophole. Universal background check bill H.R.8 was passed in the House over 100 days ago and the Senate has yet to debate it. Click here #BackgroundChecksNow to send a letter to your Senator and demand a vote for S.42! What’s

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Gun Reform Update: Pulse

We pause today to remember the 49 who died at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in a senseless act of hate fueled with guns. We choose to honor them with action by advocating for stronger gun laws in our state and our country. Please consider donating $25 for our 25 years of gun violence prevention, thank

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Gun Reform Update: Honor With Action

As Virginia Beach recovers from another mass shooting, we recognize the victims, their families and another community in trauma. We choose action to honor their lives and the over 100 Americans taken by gun violence everyday. We supported March For Our Lives: Boston students share their Wear Orange message,”This Is America”, for Gun Violence Awareness month. We lobbied

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June is Gun Violence Awareness Month

June is Gun Violence Awareness month. Join us to support local youth activists in their work to end gun violence! Students use ARTivism to highlight the gun violence epidemic on Saturday June 1st in Cambridge. Lobby at the MA State House on Monday June 3rd for Crime Data analysis – click #FollowTheGuns.   Show Up and Wear Orange!  June 1 (Sat) Student mural

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Please Act Now!

Select the below link to contribute what you can to help us prevent firearm violence through public awareness, sensible legislation and support for law enforcement - without banning guns.