MA Gun Reform Updates

Gun violence in Kenosha

Police Violence + Armed Vigilante = Death in Kenosha Jacob Blake, another victim of violence by police, is paralyzed after being shot in the back several times by an officer. To make matters worse in Kenosha, three people were shot and two died at a Black Lives Matter protest. The assailant was a 17-year old white male, who walked away from

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Are You Ready for September 1st Primary?

In the News: Winthrop man made illegal ghost guns and 3,000 rounds of ammunition. California court of appeals reverses ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. A Florida mother was shot during her child’s online Zoom class. New York AG James explains the dissolution lawsuit against the NRA. NRA loses NY lawsuit on gun store closures during pandemic. Former NRA Chief of Staff to release Tell-All book of ‘waste and

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Get the message out #VOTEFORUS

Stop Handgun Violence and Change the Ref unveiled a new billboard designed by artist Manuel Oliver, the father of 17-year-old Joaquin Oliver, killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The billboard‘s stark message and hashtag #VOTEFORUS is on display at 50 Dalton St., Boston MA. Read more here. With your help, we can share this important message to other

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Update: MA Public Safety Reform Bills

UPDATE: Massachusetts public safety reform bills will continue negotiations into August. Meanwhile, last Friday Governor Lamont signed into law police reform bills in Connecticut. Gun violence in a pandemic. Jason Brandao died from his injuries. He was the 38th victim to gun violence in Boston this year. Florida man shoots and kills a Burger King employee. The Austin, TX driver incited violence with protestors. El

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A month of gun violence

Gun Violence in Massachusetts As the death and injury count rise, we see this list as more than data. Each victim is a family member, a friend and a child to a grieving parent. In Revere, Yaseen Butt 20-years old was shot and killed. In Stoughton, Christian Vines 17-years old was shot and killed. In Kentucky, armed gun-rights group march at anti-racism

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Massachusetts models success for gun violence prevention

It’s not by coincidence that Massachusetts has the second lowest gun death rate in the U.S. and has successfully reduced gun deaths by 40% over the past 25 years. We have taken a three-prong approach to reducing and preventing gun injuries and deaths for the Commonwealth. Read our full report here. Research is vital. Thank

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MA Voter Registration Deadline

The Massachusetts deadline for voter registration is August 12th for the September 1st primary; and October 14th for the November presidential election. VOTING MATTERS! In a recent Gallup poll, gun control was listed as one of the top three issues for 2020 voters. Keep up the good work and tell your friends and family to VOTE FOR GUN SAFETY! Thanks

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Action Alert: Help get the public safety bill across the finish line

BREAKING: Massachusetts Senate publicly announced more details behind SD.2968, An Act Relative to Saving Black Lives and Transforming Public Safety. The bill is expected to vote and pass in the Senate this week, but elected officials still need to hear from you. Our dear friend and partner Greg Gibson is nominated for the 2020 GUAC Award!   On our calendar:

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Gun violence nearly doubled in June

Gun Violence doesn’t stop in a pandemic. A rise in gun violence is being felt across the country. In Massachusetts, victim injuries and deaths have nearly doubled in June. In quarantine, children are at an increased risk of finding unsecured guns in their homes. Gun background checks reach a new record high in June. In California, 2 dead in a shooting

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A Supreme Court decision!

Newsworthy In case you missed it, the Supreme Court will not hear any appeals on gun laws, including the challenge to MA assault weapons ban! Protestors in Boston reject Governor Baker’s Police Reform Plan. One of three Kentucky officers involved in killing Breonna Taylor was fired. Waffle House employee shot after telling a customer to wear a mask. Research shows a gun at home creates a greater risk. Police

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AMERICANS KILLED BY GUNS SINCE THE MASSACRE AT SANDY HOOK

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