MA Gun Reform Updates

Massachusetts legislators respond to SCOTUS ruling

After an extended legislative session, a compromise proposal was reached to update the Massachusetts gun licensing law in response to SCOTUS ruling on the Bruen case. It was sent to the Governor’s desk Monday morning. In the News: Understanding the SCOTUS ruling on New York Bruen case. States with the strongest gun laws report LESS crime guns traced by the

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House Committee hearings to examine the role of gun manufacturers.

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform examines the role of gun manufacturers in flooding our communities with weapons of war and fueling America’s gun violence crisis. The Committee sent letters to several companies, including Daniel Defense, LLC, Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., Sturm, Ruger & Company. Smith & Wesson CEO backed out and failed to testify;

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Assault Weapons Ban voted out of Committee

In the News: The House Judiciary Committee held its first markup of an assault weapons ban in two decades this week. In a 25-18 vote, the committee voted to send it to the full House. Massachusetts licensing law helps prevent risky individuals, like the Highland Park shooter, from purchasing guns. Destructing how 376 law enforcement officers at the Uvalde elementary

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Senate confirms Dettlebach for ATF

In the News: The Senate confirmed Steve Dettlebach as director of the ATF. President Biden unites advocates, survivors, legislators and officials to mark the bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Vice President Harris joins the call to renew the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. GOAL of Massachusetts calls for eliminating the suitability standard that gives local police chiefs discretion for licensing. The gap between NH and

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Action Alert: Tell Statehouse to Ban Manufacture of Assault Weapons

Did you know that assault weapons are banned in Massachusetts but they continue to be manufactured here? Massachusetts-made assault weapons are used in high-profile mass shootings across the U.S. The shooter at the Highland Park 4th of July Parade used a Massachusetts-made assault weapon to kill seven individuals last week. Together, we can stop the flow of

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On to the President’s Desk

The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind for gun violence prevention in our country. Today: The U.S. House passed the Safer Communities Act which was passed by the Senate yesterday. That means gun legislation will be on the president’s desk for signature for the first time in 30 years. We wish the bill did

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Quick Catch Up: Over 1,000 join rally for gun violence in Boston

Have you seen us? Stop Handgun Violence has been out & about in Boston and beyond! In response to the rise in gun violence, our organizer Sonya worked with local March for Our Lives students to execute a Boston rally in 2 weeks with 1,000+ supporters on Saturday June 11th.          

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TODAY: House votes on the Protecting Our Kids Act

TODAY: The U.S. House will vote on the Protecting Our Kids Act which raises the purchase age of firearms and requires safe storage. In the Senate, members are still working on a bipartisan compromise on background checks. Tell you Senator you support background checks for all gun sales.   More News: House Democrats plan to introduce a bill

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Wear Orange in June

#WearOrange in June Orange has been the color of Gun Violence Awareness after Hadiya Pendleton was tragically shot in 2013 when she was only 15 years old. Post, share & tag your #WearOrange moment with us! @stophandguns Local Events for Gun Violence Awareness Thursday, June 2 in Gloucester; 9:30am Mayoral proclamation for #WearOrange. Saturday, June 11

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A Generation Abandoned.

When it comes to gun control, our children are Generation Abandoned. Boston Globe op-ed written by David Hogg and John Rosenthal. More News: 19 children and 2 adults shot dead in their elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Failed gun control since Sandy Hook to the Buffalo shooting. In response to the Buffalo market shooting, Rep. Liz Cheney accuses her party’s leaders

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