Gun Reform Update: Call Congress

January 22, 2019

There is a flurry of gun law reform bills filed in Congress! Please take 5 minutes from your day to call your Senators and Representative to support universal background checks and gun violence research.

What’s ahead:

  • Jan 24 (Thursday) Support MA student action at the State House for youth voting rights.
  • Jan 26 (Saturday) Operation Lipstick workshop on gun trafficking.
  • Jan 15-April 9 Exhibit Guns: Loaded Conversations at the New England Quilt Museum.
  • March 28 (Thursday) MA Coalition to Prevent GV Peace MVP Award.

Across the Nation

Senator Markey introduces S.184 to fund the CDC for gun violence research. A companion bill in the House also filed, H.R.435.

Federal gun storage bill introduced in the Senate by Connecticut Senators.

American Pediatrics and American College of Physicians throw their support behind universal background checks.

A case against conceal carry reciprocity; bills are reintroduced: S.69 and HR.38.

Manuel Oliver rallies with a 3-D image of his son in Washington D.C.

Episcopalian Bishops united against gun violence post weekly live prayer events on their Facebook.

State Highlights 

Greg Gibson of Gloucester and father of Galen, reflects on his life changed forever by gun violence.

In Springfield MA, a man found shot dead in a shopping plaza.

In Maine, a Massachusetts man arrested for stealing guns from a police cruiser.

Vermont reported 43 school threats in 2018.

Maryland’s Extreme Risk Protective Order law already results in 148 petitions executed in the first three months.

Utah gun rights activist who harassed Parkland students, charged for illegal possession of firearms.

Virginia Republican legislators will not pass any gun reform bills, including a red flag.

Houston,Texas residents concerned with bullets hitting their homes from a nearby gun range.

The NRA Rounds

NRA has allies on the Senate committee investigating NRA-Russia probe.

A peek into the NRA struggles.


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