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Out-of-state groups challenge MA gun laws

In the News: Five lawsuits filed by out-of-state pro gun groups against MA gun laws. MA Extreme Risk Protective Order gets little use in the Commonwealth. Gun manufacturers like Smith & Wesson move out of states as they face backlash on their culpability in the gun violence epidemic. Massachusetts ranked #49 amongst states for violence, as one of the most peaceful states

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Massachusetts VOTES!

It’s primary election day in Massachusetts! Find your polling location here In the News: Tracking the aftermath of the SCOTUS ruling on Bruen. Colorado gun laws and other states being challenged after SCOTUS. Maryland assault weapons ban challenged by gun-rights advocates. New York conceal carry law passes the courts. In Texas, Federal Judge rules against firearm age restriction. In Massachusetts, our gun licensing laws

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More guns than people in the USA

America has more guns than people. A small arms survey reported that citizens own 393 million guns. But it hasn’t always been this way – read John Hopkins history of guns in America.   In the News: Texas has more fatal road rage shootings than any other state. New survey finds Americans want stricter gun laws. It takes 2 weeks for

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Massachusetts Votes

Hey Massachusetts! Do you have a Voting Plan?  Application deadlines are approaching for mail-in ballots to vote in the September 6th primaries: Due by 5pm, on Mon. AUG 29 For the November 8th general election:Mail in ballot applications are due by 5pm Tues. NOV 1st In the News: Gun sales hit record highs during pandemic years in Massachusetts. Cities

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Back to School creates safety anxieties

The meaning of gun violence by a child in Boston, artist unknown In the News: Back to school brings fear and anxiety over safety. A North Carolina sheriff stocking schools with AR-rifles in response to Uvalde. Texas schools were already hardened and it didn’t help Uvalde. Alex Jones concedes in trial that the Sandy Hook school shooting was real. Bulletproof steel shelters sold

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Massachusetts legislators respond to SCOTUS ruling

After an extended legislative session, a compromise proposal was reached to update the Massachusetts gun licensing law in response to SCOTUS ruling on the Bruen case. It was sent to the Governor’s desk Monday morning. In the News: Understanding the SCOTUS ruling on New York Bruen case. States with the strongest gun laws report LESS crime guns traced by the

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House Committee hearings to examine the role of gun manufacturers.

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform examines the role of gun manufacturers in flooding our communities with weapons of war and fueling America’s gun violence crisis. The Committee sent letters to several companies, including Daniel Defense, LLC, Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., Sturm, Ruger & Company. Smith & Wesson CEO backed out and failed to testify;

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Assault Weapons Ban voted out of Committee

In the News: The House Judiciary Committee held its first markup of an assault weapons ban in two decades this week. In a 25-18 vote, the committee voted to send it to the full House. Massachusetts licensing law helps prevent risky individuals, like the Highland Park shooter, from purchasing guns. Destructing how 376 law enforcement officers at the Uvalde elementary

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Senate confirms Dettlebach for ATF

In the News: The Senate confirmed Steve Dettlebach as director of the ATF. President Biden unites advocates, survivors, legislators and officials to mark the bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Vice President Harris joins the call to renew the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. GOAL of Massachusetts calls for eliminating the suitability standard that gives local police chiefs discretion for licensing. The gap between NH and

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