MA Gun Reform Updates

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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Take Action Today!

There’s still time to help get our priority bill on the floor for a vote. Please contact your legislator to support H.2045/S.1388 An Act Relative To Crime Gun Data Reporting and Analysis. This bill will require a detailed analysis of MA crime gun trace data to better understand the origins of crime guns. Contact your

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We are in the final stretch! Take action to bring our priority bill on the floor for a VOTE. Please contact your own state legislators today, Wednesday December 2, 2020, to ask them to support H.2045/S.1388 An Act Relative To Crime Gun Data Reporting and Analysis. This bill will require a detailed analysis of MA

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In 2018, young people across the country marched for an end to gun violence. Now, they’re old enough to VOTE and marching to the polls in record breaking numbers. Massachusetts Election Day Poll Hours: 7am-8pm ##

Voter suppression happening

VOTER SUPPRESSION The FBI is investigating arson at a ballot box in front of the Boston Public Library. The last collection before the fire at the Copley Square box was ~2:30 pm on Saturday, 10/24. Nearly 122 ballots were found inside, and Secretary Galvin said most were intact to be processed. We encourage all voters to track their mail-in ballot for

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