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Action Alert: Tell Statehouse to Ban Manufacture of Assault Weapons

Did you know that assault weapons are banned in Massachusetts but they continue to be manufactured here? Massachusetts-made assault weapons are used in high-profile mass shootings across the U.S. The shooter at the Highland Park 4th of July Parade used a Massachusetts-made assault weapon to kill seven individuals last week. Together, we can stop the flow of

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On to the President’s Desk

The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind for gun violence prevention in our country. Today: The U.S. House passed the Safer Communities Act which was passed by the Senate yesterday. That means gun legislation will be on the president’s desk for signature for the first time in 30 years. We wish the bill did

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Quick Catch Up: Over 1,000 join rally for gun violence in Boston

Have you seen us? Stop Handgun Violence has been out & about in Boston and beyond! In response to the rise in gun violence, our organizer Sonya worked with local March for Our Lives students to execute a Boston rally in 2 weeks with 1,000+ supporters on Saturday June 11th.          

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TODAY: House votes on the Protecting Our Kids Act

TODAY: The U.S. House will vote on the Protecting Our Kids Act which raises the purchase age of firearms and requires safe storage. In the Senate, members are still working on a bipartisan compromise on background checks. Tell you Senator you support background checks for all gun sales.   More News: House Democrats plan to introduce a bill

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Wear Orange in June

#WearOrange in June Orange has been the color of Gun Violence Awareness after Hadiya Pendleton was tragically shot in 2013 when she was only 15 years old. Post, share & tag your #WearOrange moment with us! @stophandguns Local Events for Gun Violence Awareness Thursday, June 2 in Gloucester; 9:30am Mayoral proclamation for #WearOrange. Saturday, June 11

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A Generation Abandoned.

When it comes to gun control, our children are Generation Abandoned. Boston Globe op-ed written by David Hogg and John Rosenthal. More News: 19 children and 2 adults shot dead in their elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Failed gun control since Sandy Hook to the Buffalo shooting. In response to the Buffalo market shooting, Rep. Liz Cheney accuses her party’s leaders

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Hate Crime in Buffalo

A Hate Crime in Buffalo, New York New York has strong gun laws that prohibit the possession of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones likely used in this attack. However, neighboring states like Ohio and Pennsylvania do not. One of the guns in the possession of the 18-year old shooter was reportedly purchased

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Stop Handgun Violence Response to Uvalde, TX Elementary School Shooting

This afternoon, news of another mass shooting broke. According to the Gun Violence Archive this is the 11th shooting with ten or more victims this year and the 212th mass shooting in 2022.  The details of this horrific incident are continuing to emerge, but several reports have indicated that as many as eighteen children and three adults

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More teens carrying guns most everywhere but here.

A Boston College Study shows a disturbing rise in teens carrying firearms.  The survey used for the study shows that Massachusetts has low rates of handgun carriage among adolescents, while it is increasing in some other New England states. Our press release explains why.   News on gun trafficking: Novia Scotia shooter who killed 20 people illegally bought guns over the border in

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