Happy New Year

Happy New Year! THANKS TO ALL who donated to our 2021 year end appeal We’re grateful that so many of you remain committed to our cause. With your financial support, we’ll continue to do the life-saving work of gun violence prevention and awareness.   Aylee Gordon was only 3 yrs old when she accessed an unsecured gun in a

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Happy Holidays from Stop Handgun Violence

Wishing all our Advocates, Board Members, Supporters Volunteers, Friends and Family a Happy & Safe Holiday Season! We count on all of you to help us continue our work to save lives from gun violence. Thanks to all who have already donated! Last year, the Commonwealth saw a spike in gun violence across the state,

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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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Another School Shooting

75% of school shooters use a family member’s gun. The 15-year-old boy is being charged as an adult for terrorism and first-degree murder in connection with the Oxford school shooting that left at least four students dead and several injured.  Tate Myre, 16  Hana St. Juliana, 14  Madisyn Baldwin, 17  Justin Schilling, 17 After a

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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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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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