MA Gun Reform Updates

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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Gun Violence in Black Communities

Research from the Violence Policy Center (VPC) shows that black homicide victimization rate is 4x’s the national homicide victimization rate, and greater than 6x’s the homicide victimization rate for whites. Over 85% of black homicide victims are shot and killed with guns. Read VPC annual research reports here. VPC also published a 2017 report on the impact of continuous violence in

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In a Pandemic, Domestic Violence Surges

Domestic violence is surging during the Pandemic. In 29 states and D.C., firearms restrictions aren’t automatically included in temporary orders of protection. In Massachusetts, we do include firearms removal when a domestic violence protection order is filed.       In the News: The Extreme Risk Protective Order was used 39 times in Massachusetts since 2018. In Maine, the Extreme Risk

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A New Administration!

We are hopeful that federal legislation will be a priority for the new administration that included gun violence prevention as part of their campaign platform. Even without legislation, a host of executive orders for gun control could save lives. Listen to a previously recorded Brady podcast, “What the Biden Administration Means for Gun Violence Prevention.” In the News: Right-wing militia

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Our Democracy is vulnerable.

We witnessed an attack rooted in white supremacy and privilege at our Capitol last Wednesday. It also showed the vulnerability of our Democracy. NPR provides a timeline summary on that fateful day that has now resulted in 5 people dead. Business Insider also shared a pictorial timeline that depicts the destruction and violence inside the Capitol. As horrific as it was,

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Cheers to a New Year!

Happy New Year and THANK YOU to all who donated to our 2020 year end appeal! We are grateful that so many of you remain committed to our cause. With your financial support, we are able to continue to do the life-saving work of gun violence prevention and awareness. Early voting in Georgia’s special election surpasses

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