Coalitions Work

This week, Stop Handgun Violence will join the MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence to honor Janet Goldenberg, president of the Coalition for nine years. She transfers the reigns to Mark Scott and Cindy Diggs, new Board President and Vice-President, respectively. Tickets to attend the Peace Forward event on Wednesday April 27th here. In the News:

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MA Crime Gun Data Reporting & Analysis bill moves forward!

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CRIME GUN DATA REPORTING AND ANALYSIS. Since 2014, crime gun data has been collected by the commonwealth but has not been utilized successfully. This bill would require a report and analysis about the existing data so that legislators and law enforcement can effectively target the source of guns used in crime.

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President Biden Executive Actions for GVP

We applaud President Biden’s announcement on the following executive actions: A final ATF rule banning the manufacturing of the most accessible ghost guns, such as unserialized “buy build shoot” kits that individuals buy online or at a store without a background check and easily assemble into a working firearm at home. A new nominee for ATF Director, Steve

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Another weekend of shootings Six dead and twelve injured in Sacramento. Gunfire at an Illinois grocery store. Four shootings this weekend in Minnesota. Two dead and three injured in Pennsylvania. Several injured in Providence Sunday morning. Five injured after an altercation in South Carolina. One dead and two injured at a mall in Viriginia.   ##

4 years ago a March for Our Lives

Four years ago, David Hogg and others founded March for Our Lives, a nationwide march to end gun violence. The march was the largest single-day gathering of individuals in support of gun violence prevention. Jim Braude of WGBH Greater Boston brings our founder John Rosenthal and David together, to discuss lobbying Congress to pass gun

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Now >100 mass shootings in 2022

Gun Violence Archive reports : With seven mass shootings yesterday and overnight, the U.S. has now reached over 100 mass shootings in 2022. The complete list here. Shootings last weekend: One dead and 28 injured at an Arkansas car show. In Miami, 5 injured in shootings on Ocean Dr. Three dead and multiple injured at a hotel in North Carolina. Texas Roundup: Four

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Celebrate Women History Month

Celebrating women who have cleared a path for MORE women to move forward. #WomenHistoryMonth In our Newsfeed: In Georgia, a 16-year old arrested for fatally shooting an employee at a car dealership. In Iowa, a drive-by shooting at a high school leaves one teen dead, two injured and 6 teens arrested. In Kansas, a former police officer was sentenced for a 2019

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Gun Violence is the leading cause of death for Black males under 55.

In case you missed it: John Rosenthal responds to the continued rise in gun sales in Massachusetts. Jury in the Ahmaud Arbery federal trial found all 3 men guilty of hate crimes. Judge rules that the Crumbley’s will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in the Michigan HS shooting. JAMA reports out that Stand Your Ground Laws caused increased homicides and should be reconsidered

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Remington settlement an important milestone.

The Sandy Hook families achieve a major victory against Remington Firearms with a $73 million settlement.   On Our Radar: Giffords annual report card issued Massachusetts an A-. We can do more, starting with ghost guns. Illinois gun manufacturer, WEE1 Tactical, continues to target youth with their JR15 weapon using irresponsible marketing. Change the Ref, March for our Lives and Guns

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