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 more

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Stop Handgun Violence Supports MBLLC Ten-Point Plan to Combat Police Brutality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boston – Stop Handgun Violence (SHV), a Massachusetts based non-profit organization committed to preventing gun violence, today endorsed a Ten-Point Plan adopted by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus in response to the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd.   “Stop Handgun Violence stands in support of the

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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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Gun Violence in Massachusetts

Gun Violence across America When shootings don’t stop in a pandemic. Arrests made after public outcry for the murderof Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Four dead in Chicago over the weekend. 17 year old teen shot dead in Des Moines. Slain Louisville EMT, Breonna Taylor, was shot multiple times on March 13th, and still no arrests have been made. Cincinnati

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Thank you for your support

Thank you to all who supported us on #GivingTuesdayNow. You can still be counted as participating in this nationwide event by giving today! Gun Violence in a Pandemic: Boston Police Commissioner Gross responds to uptick in gun violence. Smith & Wesson closes part of its’ Springfield plant due to COVID19. California issues background checks on ammunition. Georgia Judge declines to suspend permit

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