Gun Violence in Massachusetts

Gun Violence across America When shootings don’t stop in a pandemic. Arrests made after public outcry for the murderof Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Four dead in Chicago over the weekend. 17 year old teen shot dead in Des Moines. Slain Louisville EMT, Breonna Taylor, was shot multiple times on March 13th, and still no arrests have been made. Cincinnati

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Thank you for your support

Thank you to all who supported us on #GivingTuesdayNow. You can still be counted as participating in this nationwide event by giving today! Gun Violence in a Pandemic: Boston Police Commissioner Gross responds to uptick in gun violence. Smith & Wesson closes part of its’ Springfield plant due to COVID19. California issues background checks on ammunition. Georgia Judge declines to suspend permit

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Together We Stand

Dear Friends, Thank you for your continued support of Stop Handgun Violence. These are difficult times for our community. Massachusetts has been hit hard by COVID019 and we are beyond thankful for our health care providers on the frontline and for all the essential workers helping us stay fed and cared for. This pandemic reminds

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A call to action was heard!

The Call to Action was heard – Thank You! Over 200 of you sent emails to Massachusetts Governor Baker to applaud his decision to keep gun stores closed during the pandemic. It’s not too late to voice your support – click here to send your email. Upcoming Online Events: Happening Now: Take a Stand Online Exhibit hosted by the Attleboro Art Museum.

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Call to Action – Contact Governor Baker

CALL TO ACTION The Gun Owners Action League in Massachusetts, a.k.a. the NRA, is demanding Governor Baker to open gun stores and resume gun licensing operations immediately, “in honor” of Patriots Day. Plus, a coalition of gun shops and gun owners has sued Governor Baker and Attorney General Healey to demand the same. We must be LOUDER and drown out

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Thank you #clapbecausewecare

Especially to our partners at Mass General Hospital and Boston Medical Center, we thank you.  Gun violence in Massachusetts doesn’t stop during a pandemic. That’s why the work for gun safety and reform must go on. Read what we and what our partners have been doing: We joined with over 60 nationwide partners to demand that gun stores be deemed non-essential during

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Stop Handgun Violence hosted an online screening of ACTIVIZED, plus a live Q&A with Vikiana Petit-Homme of March for Our Lives and Manuel Oliver of Change the Ref.   Access to the film screening has expired, but you can watch the recorded live Q&A, moderated by Sonya Coleman.              

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At home? Watch “Activized” with us!

We are hosting ACTVIZED online on Wednesday April 8th @4pm(EST). We are limited to 100 viewers – don’t miss out and sign up NOW! Plus, join us for a post-film live Q&A with Vikiana Petit-homme, March For Our Lives Regional Director and Manuel Oliver, founder of Change the Ref. Guns and COVID19 Governor Baker clarified at last week’s press conference that

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It’s commonsense to complete the census!

Ensuring a full count of our population is vital to our communities and helps determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities every year – including in times of crisis, like the present.  The Census also determines how many seats in Congress each state gets. After the 2010 census, Massachusetts lost

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What happens next matters

We will get through this …and what we do next matters just as much! Read John’s op-ed here.     “Amid COVID19, a surge in calls to the MA suicide prevention hotline.” Nearly 6 out of every 10 gun deaths in Massachusetts are suicides. Firearm is the most lethal mean of suicide, and 22% of all

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Please Act Now!

Select the below link to contribute what you can to help us prevent firearm violence through public awareness, sensible legislation and support for law enforcement - without banning guns.