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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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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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