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Gun Violence

There many distinct types of gun violence  including domestic violence, gang violence, and suicide.  All are tragic, but mass murder by irrational shooters has catapulted to the top of the legislative agenda as a result of the Sandy Hook tragedy.

There is a clear need for federal action –  click here for my statement calling for federal action. Click here for the President’s proposals on gun control.

Additionally, all of us need to ask what more we can do in Massachusetts. All ideas are on the table right now and your thoughts will be much appreciated.

Reference Materials — Federal Gun Law

Reference Materials — Massachusetts Gun Laws

The Massachusetts Department of Public Safety maintains an excellent summary of Massachusetts Rules and regulations at its website — click here to access the Mass DPS site. Massachusetts fire arms laws are much stricter than the federal laws and by contrast to the federal laws include:

Reference Materials — Other States Laws