Fast Facts About Gun Violence
A compilation of key facts on a one-page informational document that covers facets of gun violence and provides at-a-glance statistics, including gun violence in MA. Link to document here.
Extreme Risk Protective Order
In July 2018, ERPO was signed into law. Check how your state representative or senator voted on this life-saving gun reform law on our website here. Download our quick reference guide on ERPO here. Find state information and resources on www.mass.gov site on how to petition for an ERPO in Massachusetts. Link to site here.
We speak casually about dodging a bullet… shooting the breeze… and smoking guns. The language of gun violence is pervasive in our culture. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Grandparents Against Gun Violence ask that we challenge ourselves and change the conversation about gun violence one word at a time. Link to site here.
2019 Massachusetts Legislation
A number of gun-related bills have been introduced in the Massachusetts State House. Read descriptions of the bills and see how we stand on them. Link to site here.
Online Materials for Health Care Providers
In 2016, the Attorney General’s Office partnered with the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide resources to health care providers who wish to take a more active approach to engaging their patients in discussions about gun safety. Link to site here.
Laws Not Tweets
Members of Congress predictably tweet about their “thoughts and prayers” following publicized incidents of gun violence, but when it comes to voting, why do so many side with the gun industry over victims’ lives? Link to site here.
Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research is dedicated to reducing gun-related injuries and deaths through the application of a public health perspective and sound research to the issue of gun violence prevention. Link to site here.
Physicians for Social Responsibility
With 20,000 physicians, nurses and health care professionals, PSR is devoted to nuclear disarmament, violence prevention and environmental health. Link to site here.
Violence Policy Center
A violence prevention non-profit organization that focuses on research, analysis and investigation. Link to site here.
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
An organization that tracks, reports and rates state and federal firearm legislation. Visit their website for a comprehensive report on any state’s firearm laws. Link to site here.
Massachusetts Weapon Related Injury Surveillance System (WRISS)
Comprehensive statistics for Massachusetts firearm deaths, injuries and accidents. Link to site here.
Center for Disease Control-Injury Prevention and Control (CDC)
The CDC provides an easily customized data set of firearm statistics that include variables such as the year, the age of the victim, the type of weapon used, the intent of the perpetrator and location of death or injury. Link to site here.