Press Release

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 (, 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 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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STATEMENT: Response to NY lawsuit to dissolve NRA

Stop Handgun Violence Founder on New York Attorney General Suit to Dissolve the National Rifle Association Boston – In response to the lawsuit by New York Attorney General Letitia James to dissolve the National Rifle Association, Stop Handgun Violence founder, John Rosenthal, made the following statement: “For over 25 years, I have been fighting against the

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