Call to Action: #ConfirmChipman

A NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION  The Gun Violence Archive shared some sobering facts: The U.S. averaged a shooting every 12 minutes during the week of July 17-23rd. That one week in July resulted in more than 430 Americans killed and over 1,000 wounded. THIS is a national emergency. And it requires a national response. The Bureau of Alcohol,

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A fatal accident waiting to happen

Who could imagine a firearm manufacturer producing a lethal firearm that purposely looks like a child’s toy? This is a gun produced at Culper Precision in Utah. The only reason they recently halted production is because they were afraid of legal action from the Lego toy company. Every day, three children die from guns and many more are seriously

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Good News. Bad News.

  Until Congress enacts national gun safety laws, we’re only as safe or at-risk as the state with the weakest gun laws.  ~John Rosenthal Hawaii bans ghost guns. New gun laws in Maine, including safe storage. New York gun reform include immunity lost to gun manufacturers. Rhode Island enacted 2 new gun safety bills.   In Other News: Man arrested for fatal shooting in Milton, MA.

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Tracking 30,000 Deaths & Injuries this Year

As America celebrates Independence Day, gun violence doesn’t take a break for a holiday. Gun Violence Archive tracked 375 shootings, including 18 mass shootings, in the U.S. from July 3 to the evening of July 5th. One mass shooting in Texas left 8 injured on July 4th that started as an argument between two men.   New York Governor Cuomo issued an Executive

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New MA ERPO site

The Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) is Massachusetts Law. The Massachusetts ERPO law has already helped dozens of families in crisis since it was enacted in July 2018. The state posted a link on the website; but we believe we could do better to raise awareness and to educate the public on how to access this life-saving law.

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Stop Handgun Violence and the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence launch new website focused on Massachusetts Extreme Risk Prevention Orders

Marking this week’s third anniversary of Governor Baker’s signing of the Massachusetts Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) law, the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and Stop Handgun Violence today launched a new website to share information about the law (, with content that supplements information already provided by the state and tailored for attorneys,

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U.S. Appeals Court block overturn of CA assault weapons ban

Appeals court blocked the lower court’s decision to overturn the California Assault Weapons Ban. The implications of a California Judge’s decision on a 32-year old law heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. How misinformation overturned California’s assault weapons ban. From ‘fraud’ to individual rights. Where does the Supreme Court stand on this issue?   In Other News: Man arrested in Springfield with stolen gun. In

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Too Many Guns Bought in 2020

The Joyce Foundation shared recent survey results of 30,000 gun owners who purchased firearms from 2019 to 2021 to-date. Researchers estimate over 40 million guns were purchased in this timeframe; 30 million in 2020 alone. As we recognize the 5-year mark of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, America has a deadly weekend of FOUR mass shootings: 38 injured and 6 dead. We are

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June is Gun Violence Awareness Month

Thanks to all who joined us for #WearOrange actions! You can still contact your MA state legislators on our priority bill, An Act to Prevent Mass Shootings, and others listed on the MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence website.         President Biden nominated David Chipman for Director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). SHV and

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