What happens next matters

March 25, 2020

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 suicides are by firearm in Massachusetts.
  • Click here to learn who/how to petition for an Extreme Risk Protective Order

If you are in crisis, call 877-870-4673

National News

  • People panic buying firearms is simply fuel to the fire.
  • FBI reports gun sales spike 300% in one day amid COVID19 crisis.
  • Safe storage is critical while home bound for COVID19.
  • When a home is not safe for domestic violence victims during COVID19.
  • Suicide by firearm results in more deaths than mass shootings.
  • In Baltimore, officials ask for calm during COVID19. 
  • NRA lays off staff amid COVID19 crisis.

In the States

  • California gun shops remain open and defy non-essential classification.
  • In San Jose, a gun shop is closed by enforcement of state shelter order.
  • In Massachusetts, 700,000 gun license applications in a decade.
  • As New Hampshire sees record requests for background checks, gun dealer notes “Guns aren’t a practical answer to the world’s problems.”
  • New Jersey suspends background checks on all gun sales.
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses Gun Shop lawsuit on being defined as ‘non-essential’ during COVID19.

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