MA Gun Reform Updates

Too Many Guns Bought in 2020

The Joyce Foundation shared recent survey results of 30,000 gun owners who purchased firearms from 2019 to 2021 to-date. Researchers estimate over 40 million guns were purchased in this timeframe; 30 million in 2020 alone. As we recognize the 5-year mark of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, America has a deadly weekend of FOUR mass shootings: 38 injured and 6 dead. We are

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June is Gun Violence Awareness Month

Thanks to all who joined us for #WearOrange actions! You can still contact your MA state legislators on our priority bill, An Act to Prevent Mass Shootings, and others listed on the MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence website.         President Biden nominated David Chipman for Director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). SHV and

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June is Gun Violence Awareness Month

June is #WearOrange for Gun Violence Awareness Month. As part of a national movement, we’ve got actions planned, including a Statewide Coalition Advocacy Day! Pre-register here for virtual Advocacy Day   …We witness mass shootings especially in schools in the US. When asked about the issue, Zoe Grover explains: “Mass shootings in the US are a

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Massachusetts Blind Spot

In the News: Massachusetts has a blind spot to assault weapons. Gun stores in proximity to schools are not welcome in Newton. Wellesley addresses zoning for gun stores. Mass shooting at a birthday party in Colorado. Colorado introduces 3 new gun bills in response to Boulder shooting. After shootings in NY and CO, grocery store workers don’t feel safe. Oregon waits for their Governor to sign safe

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Most Americans agree with you

You are not alone when it comes to your views on gun violence. Research from Navigator confirms that most Americans describe gun violence and mass shootings in the U.S. as a “crisis” or “major issue.” At Stop Handgun Violence, we applaud President Biden for taking executive actions for gun violence prevention. But Congress must do their part. Americans, including gun owners, show

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MA Legislation filed today “An Act to Prevent Mass Shootings”

An Act To Prevent Mass Shootings Today, State Representatives Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge) and Frank Moran (D-Lawrence) filed legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Cynthia Creem (D-Newton) and Rep. Bud Williams (D-Springfield), that would prohibit the in-state manufacture of assault weapons that are banned in Massachusetts. The text of the bill can be found here. Massachusetts law prohibits the

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The Time is NOW for Gun Law Reform

We join with our partners to call on the Biden Administration to take action on gun violence. Read our full letter here.           In the News: Northampton police department creates an unarmed response unit. MA Attorney General Healey joins a coalition calling on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to close the ATF loophole on ghost guns. In

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Gun Safety Pledge

We remain steadfast in advocating for gun law reform. Please take the #GunSafetyPledge with us.             WATCH: SHV Founder, John Rosenthal, speaks on the current status of gun law reform for the country after multiple high-profile mass shootings. On our Newsfeed: Massachusetts proves that we don’t have to live with mass shootings.

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Another mass shooting

Last night ten individuals, including a local police officer, were murdered in Boulder, CO by an individual with an assault weapon. Until recently assault weapons were banned by the city of Boulder, but only a week ago, the NRA claimed victory when a court ruling stripped Boulder, CO of their local ban on AR-15 rifles and high capacity magazines.

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Massachusetts 50TH in the Nation

The CDC released its’ 2019 data and we’re proud to see Massachusetts at the bottom of the list. Read more about our Massachusetts model for gun violence reduction and prevention here. In the News: Amber Ward tells her story as a trauma survivor from a drive-by shooting in Springfield. Woman shot dead at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston. Maryland lawmakers override Governor Hogan’s

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AMERICANS KILLED BY GUNS SINCE THE MASSACRE AT SANDY HOOK

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