MA Gun Reform Updates

Gun Reform Update: H.R.8 for Universal Background Checks

The House Democrats will introduce H.R.8 today in honor of Gabby Giffords. What’s ahead: Jan 9 -23 (Wednesdays) Lobby days for gun safety at the Rhode Island State Capitol Jan 15 (Tuesday) MA Coalition to Prevent GV first quarterly meeting March 28 (Thursday) MA Coalition to Prevent GV Peace MVP Award Gun Control Across the Nation 5 gun

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Fast Facts About Gun Violence

This compilation of facts is a one-page informational document that covers facets of gun violence and provides at-a-glance statistics,  including gun violence in MA.  

Gun Reform Update: 116th Congress

It’s a New Year and a new Congress! The 116th Congress convenes this week on Thursday, January 3rd. Upcoming events: Jan 2 -23 (Wednesdays) Lobby days for gun safety at the Rhode Island State Capitol. Gun Control Across the Nation Conceal Carry Reciprocity S.446 runs out of time and other key turning points for gun reform activism.

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2018 Holiday Edition

Thank you for your continued support of Stop Handgun Violence. We depend on generous supporters like you to help us continue to save lives and make Massachusetts a national model for gun violence prevention. This year with your support: we engaged the new student movement with a student lobby day and town halls to hold our elected officials accountable. we supported the

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Gun Reform Update: Sandy Hook 6th Year Remembrance

We send our love and support to the Newtown, CT community as they remember the horrific shooting that happened 6 years ago today. Since then, over 200,000 lives have been lost due to gun violence in schools, malls, churches, temples and urban neighborhoods. In Massachusetts, we have the lowest gun deaths in the country because of

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Gun Reform Update: #GivingTuesday

After Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we now turn to #GivingTuesday. As our most dedicated supporters for gun violence prevention, you’ve taken action, volunteered and donated to our cause before and we thank you. If you are taking part in #GivingTuesday, please put Stop Handgun Violence on your list so that we can continue to

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Gun Reform Update: Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Stop Handgun Violence. We are grateful for our supporters and volunteers who joined our cause to end gun violence. Thank you!       What’s ahead: Nov 27 (Tuesday) – Gun Safety Forum by League of Women Voters in Marblehead Nov 27 (Tuesday) – Yale University School of Public Health

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Gun Reform Update: Post Election

Last week, your votes with other advocates resulted in a major victory for gun safety. But we were overshadowed by another mass shooting, and the daily toll of gun violence in our urban communities. In their memory, we press onward and look ahead to advocate for meaningful Federal legislation. What’s ahead: Nov 19 (Monday) – LDB

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Gun Reform Update: Make a plan to vote

In case you missed it, Stop Handgun Violence unveiled a new billboard designed by Change The Ref in Boston. Many advocates, activists and elected officials were with us to amplify the message of “Gun Laws Save Lives.” Read more media coverage here and check out our Facebook page for videos and photos. What’s ahead: Nov 6

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Gun Reform Update: Tree of Life Synagogue

Another horrific mass shooting and we grieve again. After reading our public response to the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, please make a plan to vote and remind your friends and family to vote. Lives depend on it. What’s ahead: Oct 30 (Tuesday) – Volunteer with SHV to Get Out the Vote in Cambridge. Nov 1 (Thursday)

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