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Stop Handgun Violence Response to Uvalde, TX Elementary School Shooting

This afternoon, news of another mass shooting broke. According to the Gun Violence Archive this is the 11th shooting with ten or more victims this year and the 212th mass shooting in 2022.  The details of this horrific incident are continuing to emerge, but several reports have indicated that as many as eighteen children and three adults

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE: A coalition of community organizations celebrate $50 million investment in community-based violence prevention

A coalition of community organizations, including Stop Handgun Violence, in support of gun violence prevention applauds the Massachusetts State Legislature and Governor Baker for prioritizing community-based gun violence prevention in H.4269, An Act relative to immediate COVID-19 recovery needs, which allocates $50 million to fund violence prevention across the Commonwealth. Included in this $50 million investment

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Stop Handgun Violence Statement in Response to Michigan Shooters Parents Arrest

Stop Handgun Violence (SHV), a Massachusetts based non-profit organization committed to preventing gun violence, reacts to news of the arrest of Jennifer and James Crumbley for involuntary manslaughter. Their son killed four classmates at Oxford High School in Michigan with a firearm purchased by the Crumbleys four days before.   Under Federal law, individuals under

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Stop Handgun Violence Response to Oxford High School Shooting

Today, news of another mass shooting broke. According to the Gun Violence Archive this is the 651st mass shooting with four or more victims this year.  The details of this horrific incident are continuing to emerge, but initial reports indicate that the gunman was just 15 years old and was able to access a firearm

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Stop Handgun Violence Statement on Smith and Wesson Moving Headquarters to Tennessee

Stop Handgun Violence (SHV), a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization committed to preventing gun violence, reacts to Smith and Wesson’s announcement that it will move operations from Springfield, MA to Tennessee due to pending legislation that would ban the manufacture in Massachusetts of assault weapons that cannot be legally sold in the Commonwealth. “We’re not surprised by

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Change the Ref and Stop Handgun Violence Launch Billboard Campaign Commemorating the birthday of Joaquin Oliver, Killed in the 2018 Parkland, FL School Shooting

Springfield, MA – Gun safety organizations Change the Ref and Stop Handgun Violence today unveiled two new billboards, strategically placed near the headquarters of gun manufacturer Smith and Wesson, to mark what would have been the 21st birthday of Joaquin Oliver, who was killed by a shooter using a Smith and Wesson AR-15 in the

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