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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Action this week: An Act to Stop Mass Shootings

This week, SHV testified at a virtual hearing of the MA Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to support the Act Relative to Ghost Guns and Act for Crime Gun Data Reporting & Analysis. Next month, the Massachusetts Judicial Committee will hold a hearing for An Act to Stop Mass Shootings. Your help is needed – please ask your MA state

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Happy Veterans Day

Did you know on average, there are more than 6,000 Veteran suicides each year? That is why we worked to pass the Massachusetts Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) law. ERPOs can be a safety planning tool for advocates working with veterans and military family members  who are worried about their loved ones safety due to

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Happy Birthday John

Happy Birthday to our Founder! November is National Inspirational Role Models Month and there is no better way to celebrate it than recognizing our founder, John Rosenthal whose birthday is today! Sign his birthday card here! With your support, John has been in this fight since 1994 and has stayed committed to eradicating gun violence

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Celebrating 27 Years

Happy Anniversary to Stop Handgun Violence! We’re celebrating 27 years as one of the primary advocates for gun violence prevention in Massachusetts. Please DONATE $27 for 27 today! We count on supporters like you who have joined our mission for gun violence prevention! Since founding SHV in 1994, Massachusetts has seen the benefits of stronger gun laws and now ranks the lowest gun

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6th Annual Concert Across America a success!

Thanks to all who gave to the 2021 Concert Across America! Watch the videos at In the News: Third Sandy Hook parent wins defamation suit against Alex Jones. Parkland shooter will plead guilty to 17 murders. Los Angeles Police Department reports a 400% increase in ghost guns. As suspected, Trump extremists brought guns to the Capitol on January 6th. New Mexico among 10

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Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month When an abuser has access to a gun, a domestic violence victim is 5 times more likely to be killed. Get more facts: Giffords Law Center   Extreme Risk Protection Orders can be a safety planning tool for advocates working with survivors of domestic violence who are worried about their

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Smith & Wesson to stop manufacture of assault weapons in MA

News of the Week: Smith & Wesson CEO says gun legislation that we filed forced a move away from Springfield This spring, we worked with our legislative partners to file a bill to prohibit the manufacture of assault weapons for civilian use in Massachusetts. The Commonwealth already prohibits the sale of these weapons in our state and the bill was

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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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