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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
TIME TO MOBILIZE for GVP! MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
Thanks to your calls and e-mails we were successful in securing numerous house co-sponsors, but now we need your help to secure MA State SENATE co-sponsors this week for a critical piece of gun safety legislation. Please call or email your state senator TODAY and ask him or her to co-sponsor MA State Senator Cindy Creem's Bill SD1726: "An Act Relative to Crime Gun Data Reporting and Analysis.If Senator Creem is your Senator, please call and thank her for filing this important piece of legislation.
(Note: You need to call your statesenator, not Markey or Warren!)
Senator Creem's Bill (also filed by Rep. Decker in the House) requires MA to analyze the crime gun data MA has been collecting since enactment of the 2014 Gun Bill, to determine the source of crime guns recovered in MA, including how many were purchased as part of a multiple handgun transaction.
This is a key anti-trafficking and anti-straw purchasing measure and a top priority for the Coalition this year.
If you don't know who your State Senator is, you can find out here: