MA Gun Reform Updates

Together We Stand

Dear Friends, Thank you for your continued support of Stop Handgun Violence. These are difficult times for our community. Massachusetts has been hit hard by COVID019 and we are beyond thankful for our health care providers on the frontline and for all the essential workers helping us stay fed and cared for. This pandemic reminds

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A call to action was heard!

The Call to Action was heard – Thank You! Over 200 of you sent emails to Massachusetts Governor Baker to applaud his decision to keep gun stores closed during the pandemic. It’s not too late to voice your support – click here to send your email. Upcoming Online Events: Happening Now: Take a Stand Online Exhibit hosted by the Attleboro Art Museum.

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Call to Action – Contact Governor Baker

CALL TO ACTION The Gun Owners Action League in Massachusetts, a.k.a. the NRA, is demanding Governor Baker to open gun stores and resume gun licensing operations immediately, “in honor” of Patriots Day. Plus, a coalition of gun shops and gun owners has sued Governor Baker and Attorney General Healey to demand the same. We must be LOUDER and drown out

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Thank you #clapbecausewecare

Especially to our partners at Mass General Hospital and Boston Medical Center, we thank you.  Gun violence in Massachusetts doesn’t stop during a pandemic. That’s why the work for gun safety and reform must go on. Read what we and what our partners have been doing: We joined with over 60 nationwide partners to demand that gun stores be deemed non-essential during

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At home? Watch “Activized” with us!

We are hosting ACTVIZED online on Wednesday April 8th @4pm(EST). We are limited to 100 viewers – don’t miss out and sign up NOW! Plus, join us for a post-film live Q&A with Vikiana Petit-homme, March For Our Lives Regional Director and Manuel Oliver, founder of Change the Ref. Guns and COVID19 Governor Baker clarified at last week’s press conference that

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It’s commonsense to complete the census!

Ensuring a full count of our population is vital to our communities and helps determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities every year – including in times of crisis, like the present.  The Census also determines how many seats in Congress each state gets. After the 2010 census, Massachusetts lost

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What happens next matters

We will get through this …and what we do next matters just as much! Read John’s op-ed here.     “Amid COVID19, a surge in calls to the MA suicide prevention hotline.” Nearly 6 out of every 10 gun deaths in Massachusetts are suicides. Firearm is the most lethal mean of suicide, and 22% of all

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SHV and COVID-19

Stop Handgun Violence supports efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and encourage our supporters to stay informed with science and facts from local/federal authorities such as  On Our Calendar: Due to the MA guidelines for COVID-19, all events through April have been postponed or canceled. Newsworthy in the States In New Hampshire, armed pro-gun

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Gun Violence – the forgotten epidemic

Gun Violence is an epidemic. Our country faces many kinds of epidemics and public health crises that require our immediate attention. The reaction to COVID-19 versus gun violence in our community is stark and disturbing. On Our Calendar Mar 19 (Thu) MA Coalition Quarterly Virtual Meeting RSVP Mar 25 (Wed) MA Coalition Literature Drop *CANCELED* Apr 1

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Get Out and VOTE! Every vote counts. Every vote matters. #SuperTuesday On Our Calendar Mar 2 (Tue) VOTE in AL, AR, CA, CO, ME, MA, MN, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA #SuperTuesday Mar 19 (Thu) MA Coalition Quarterly Meeting RSVP Mar 25 (Wed) MA Coalition Literature Drop RSVP Mar 28 (Sat) New England GVP

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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.