MA Gun Reform Updates

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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Police Reform for Black Lives

Black Lives Matter. Stop Handgun Violence stands in support of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Ten-Point Plan. Black lives matter and we must change policy at all levels to address systemic racism and injustice in this country. Read our full statement here.   Take action NOW to support racial justice reform in Massachusetts. Read

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Fund violence intervention programs!

We believe that Black Lives Matter. We believe that Police Violence is Gun Violence. In response to the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, there have been nationwide calls to reform and reimagine police forces and to invest in community solutions to gun violence and other social ills. In Massachusetts, we have a

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A message from Stop Handgun Violence

As a non-profit organization working on an intersectional issue, we have a compelling responsibility to address the current protests happening in cities across the Commonwealth and the nation over the weekend. In this country, we have seen over and over that the ills of our society fall disproportionately on communities of color – including violence,

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#WearOrange WEEK of ACTION

Wear Orange kicks off on June 1st: Monday CRUSH IT! Show your #WearOrange support on Facebook by adding a frame to your profile pic. Select to update your profile pic; click on Add Frame, search for ‘Wear Orange SHV’; add it, then save! Take it up a notch and create your own #WearOrange graphic. We created a free CANVA template

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Mark your calendars for #WearOrange

For years, gun violence prevention activists have been wearing orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day in honor Hadiya Pendleton, after she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. Since then orange has been the defining color of the gun violence

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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.