Boston, MA–Stop Handgun Violence will join Representative Linsky and state legislators to view a documentary short by survivor, Greg Gibson and hold a discussion on legislative priorities of local gun violence prevention advocates. The documentary features Greg Gibson sitting down with the killer of his son to discuss the gaps in federal policy that allowed the killer to get a gun during a mental health crisis.
“I didn’t want to make this video. The event that caused it was 100% preventable and never should have happened,” said Greg Gibson. “I do want you to watch it, though, and I hope that after seeing it you’ll join me in making sure that no more families have to endure what my family endured.”
“As soon as I watched this video, I knew it was important for my colleagues in the legislature to see,” said Representative David P. Linsky (D-Natick). “I have worked with Greg for years advocating for and supporting bills that will make our Commonwealth safer, and I thank him for sharing his story with all of us.”
“We are honored to be included in this event with Greg Gibson and Representative Linsky, two tireless advocates for gun violence prevention in Massachusetts” said John Rosenthal founder of Stop Handgun Violence. “Although Massachusetts has some of the best gun laws in the country, there is still more we can do. We are proud of our legislators for making gun violence prevention a part of their agenda again this year.”
Who: Representative David Linsky, Survivor Greg Gibson, Stop Handgun Violence founder John Rosenthal, LDB Peace Institute, Women Survivors of Homicide Mary Franklin, Operation Lipstick, MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Janet Goldenberg.
What: “It Was Too Easy” short film, followed by discussion on legislative and community actions.
Where: State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston 02133; House Members Lounge
When: Tuesday, April 30th 2:00-3:00pm
Stop Handgun Violence(SHV) is a Massachusetts based non-profit organization committed to the prevention of gun violence through education, public awareness, effective law enforcement and common sense gun laws. SHV has been the lead advocate in Massachusetts for enactment of the most effective gun violence prevention laws and first in the nation consumer protection regulations. The organization does not seek to restrict Constitutional rights,but advocates only for common sense legislation that will help save lives. For more information, go to www.stophandgunviolence.org