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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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Stop Handgun Violence and the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence launch new website focused on Massachusetts Extreme Risk Prevention Orders

Marking this week’s third anniversary of Governor Baker’s signing of the Massachusetts Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) law, the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and Stop Handgun Violence today launched a new website to share information about the law (www.MaERPO.org), with content that supplements information already provided by the state and tailored for attorneys,

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Lawmakers from Boston, Lawrence, Newton and Springfield file legislation to prevent the manufacture of assault weapons in Massachusetts

Today, State Representatives Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge) and Frank Moran (D-Lawrence) filed legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Cynthia Creem (D-Newton) and Rep. Bud Williams (D-Springfield), that would prohibit the in-state manufacture of assault weapons that are banned in Massachusetts. The text of the bill can be found here. Massachusetts law prohibits the sale, transfer or possession of

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SHV Applauds President Biden’s Executive Orders on Gun Violence

Stop Handgun Violence (SHV), a Massachusetts based non-profit organization committed to preventing gun violence, today endorsed the executive actions taken by President Biden on gun violence. “We applaud President Biden’s gun violence prevention leadership” said John Rosenthal, founder of Stop Handgun Violence. “The president has been a leader on this issue for decades, and his

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Stop Handgun Violence Response to Boulder, CO King Sooper’s Shooting

Yesterday, news of another mass shooting broke. According to the Gun Violence Archive, this is the 102nd mass shooting with four or more victims this year. That’s more mass shootings than days of the year so far in 2021. Although the details of this horrific massacre are continuing to emerge, initial reports indicate that the gunman

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FIFTH ANNUAL “CONCERT ACROSS AMERICA TO END GUN VIOLENCE” GOES VIRTUAL

FIFTH ANNUAL “CONCERT ACROSS AMERICA TO END GUN VIOLENCE” GOES VIRTUAL WITH JACKSON BROWNE, BONNIE RAITT, WYNTON MARSALIS, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, JOHN FOGERTY AND OTHERS Nationwide virtual event October 7, 2020 (Boston, MA.) For the fifth-annual Concert Across America to End Gun Violence the concert will be a virtual livestreamed event with high profile talent like

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New National Billboard Campaign Features A Stark Message

Press Release: From Gun Violence Victims Urging Voters to Support Candidates Who Favor Sensible Gun Laws.   Billboards sponsored by Stop Handgun Violence of Massachusetts and Parkland, Florida-based Change the Ref. Boston, MA – Today, Stop Handgun Violence and Change the Ref will unveil a new billboard designed by artist Manuel Oliver, the father of

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