Update: MA Public Safety Reform Bills

UPDATE: Massachusetts public safety reform bills will continue negotiations into August. Meanwhile, last Friday Governor Lamont signed into law police reform bills in Connecticut. Gun violence in a pandemic. Jason Brandao died from his injuries. He was the 38th victim to gun violence in Boston this year. Florida man shoots and kills a Burger King employee. The Austin, TX driver incited violence with protestors. El

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A month of gun violence

Gun Violence in Massachusetts As the death and injury count rise, we see this list as more than data. Each victim is a family member, a friend and a child to a grieving parent. In Revere, Yaseen Butt 20-years old was shot and killed. In Stoughton, Christian Vines 17-years old was shot and killed. In Kentucky, armed gun-rights group march at anti-racism

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Massachusetts models success for gun violence prevention

It’s not by coincidence that Massachusetts has the second lowest gun death rate in the U.S. and has successfully reduced gun deaths by 40% over the past 25 years. We have taken a three-prong approach to reducing and preventing gun injuries and deaths for the Commonwealth. Read our full report here. Research is vital. Thank

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MA Voter Registration Deadline

The Massachusetts deadline for voter registration is August 12th for the September 1st primary; and October 14th for the November presidential election. VOTING MATTERS! In a recent Gallup poll, gun control was listed as one of the top three issues for 2020 voters. Keep up the good work and tell your friends and family to VOTE FOR GUN SAFETY! Thanks

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Action Alert: Help get the public safety bill across the finish line

BREAKING: Massachusetts Senate publicly announced more details behind SD.2968, An Act Relative to Saving Black Lives and Transforming Public Safety. The bill is expected to vote and pass in the Senate this week, but elected officials still need to hear from you. Our dear friend and partner Greg Gibson is nominated for the 2020 GUAC Award!   On our calendar:

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Gun violence nearly doubled in June

Gun Violence doesn’t stop in a pandemic. A rise in gun violence is being felt across the country. In Massachusetts, victim injuries and deaths have nearly doubled in June. In quarantine, children are at an increased risk of finding unsecured guns in their homes. Gun background checks reach a new record high in June. In California, 2 dead in a shooting

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A Supreme Court decision!

Newsworthy In case you missed it, the Supreme Court will not hear any appeals on gun laws, including the challenge to MA assault weapons ban! Protestors in Boston reject Governor Baker’s Police Reform Plan. One of three Kentucky officers involved in killing Breonna Taylor was fired. Waffle House employee shot after telling a customer to wear a mask. Research shows a gun at home creates a greater risk. Police

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Police Reform for Black Lives

Black Lives Matter. Stop Handgun Violence stands in support of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Ten-Point Plan. Black lives matter and we must change policy at all levels to address systemic racism and injustice in this country. Read our full statement here.   Take action NOW to support racial justice reform in Massachusetts. Read

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Stop Handgun Violence Supports MBLLC Ten-Point Plan to Combat Police Brutality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boston – Stop Handgun Violence (SHV), a Massachusetts based non-profit organization committed to preventing gun violence, today endorsed a Ten-Point Plan adopted by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus in response to the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd.   “Stop Handgun Violence stands in support of the

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Fund violence intervention programs!

We believe that Black Lives Matter. We believe that Police Violence is Gun Violence. In response to the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, there have been nationwide calls to reform and reimagine police forces and to invest in community solutions to gun violence and other social ills. In Massachusetts, we have a

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