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SHV Applauds President Biden’s Executive Orders on Gun Violence

Stop Handgun Violence (SHV), a Massachusetts based non-profit organization committed to preventing gun violence, today endorsed the executive actions taken by President Biden on gun violence. “We applaud President Biden’s gun violence prevention leadership” said John Rosenthal, founder of Stop Handgun Violence. “The president has been a leader on this issue for decades, and his

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The Time is NOW for Gun Law Reform

We join with our partners to call on the Biden Administration to take action on gun violence. Read our full letter here.           In the News: Northampton police department creates an unarmed response unit. MA Attorney General Healey joins a coalition calling on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to close the ATF loophole on ghost guns. In

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Gun Safety Pledge

We remain steadfast in advocating for gun law reform. Please take the #GunSafetyPledge with us.             WATCH: SHV Founder, John Rosenthal, speaks on the current status of gun law reform for the country after multiple high-profile mass shootings. On our Newsfeed: Massachusetts proves that we don’t have to live with mass shootings.

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The Time is NOW

Stop Handgun Violence releases a joint statement with Gun Violence Prevention Organizations “We join with our partners to call on the Biden Administration to take action on gun violence. America eagerly awaits the return to normalcy after over a year of pandemic-related restrictions, but we cannot let that be a return to mass shootings and

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Gun Safety Pledge

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Stop Handgun Violence Response to Boulder, CO King Sooper’s Shooting

Yesterday, news of another mass shooting broke. According to the Gun Violence Archive, this is the 102nd mass shooting with four or more victims this year. That’s more mass shootings than days of the year so far in 2021. Although the details of this horrific massacre are continuing to emerge, initial reports indicate that the gunman

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Another mass shooting

Last night ten individuals, including a local police officer, were murdered in Boulder, CO by an individual with an assault weapon. Until recently assault weapons were banned by the city of Boulder, but only a week ago, the NRA claimed victory when a court ruling stripped Boulder, CO of their local ban on AR-15 rifles and high capacity magazines.

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Massachusetts 50TH in the Nation

The CDC released its’ 2019 data and we’re proud to see Massachusetts at the bottom of the list. Read more about our Massachusetts model for gun violence reduction and prevention here. In the News: Amber Ward tells her story as a trauma survivor from a drive-by shooting in Springfield. Woman shot dead at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston. Maryland lawmakers override Governor Hogan’s

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Gun Violence in Black Communities

Research from the Violence Policy Center (VPC) shows that black homicide victimization rate is 4x’s the national homicide victimization rate, and greater than 6x’s the homicide victimization rate for whites. Over 85% of black homicide victims are shot and killed with guns. Read VPC annual research reports here. VPC also published a 2017 report on the impact of continuous violence in

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AMERICANS KILLED BY GUNS SINCE THE MASSACRE AT SANDY HOOK

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