Gun Reform Update: What Can You Do?

Meet Gail, our newest Board Member and an activist for gun violence prevention for over 3 years.

She’s taking action with us and you can, too! Read more about Gail and join her with our community partners at some upcoming events listed below.


What can you do? Tell Congress ENOUGH!

It’s time for comprehensive background checks and more.

Add your name to our petition here.

On our calendar:

  • Aug 18 (Sun) Moms Demand Action Rally at City Hall.
  • Aug 20 (Tues) Gun Violence Prevention discussion in Worcester.
  • Aug 21 (Wed) Behind the Bullet private showing in Brookline.
  • Aug 28 (Wed) MA committee hearing on state gun reform bills.
  • Sep 4 (Wed) Suicide Prevention Talk for firearm owners.
  • Sep 14 (Sat) Grandmothers Against Gun Violence rally.
  • Sep 15 (Sun) A Concert Across America benefit in Lexington.
  • Sep 25 (Wed) Free Concert Across America in Hyannis.
  • Oct 24 (Thu) Stop Handgun Violence 25th Anniversary Party!
Across Our Nation

Amnesty International issues travel warning to the U.S. due to increased gun violence.

American Federation of Teachers threaten to boycott Walmart for continued gun sales.

Walmart employees go on strike against their employer for selling guns.

Walmart responds to gun violence by removing marketing displays for violent video games.

The Cheesecake Factory warns of new active shooter risks at restaurants.

U.S. Senators petition Amazon and Google to stop selling gun accessories online.

Corey Tucker of Slipknot repudiates the toxic gun culture in the country.

Are there signs of Senate majority leader movement toward gun law reform?

A visual map of states that allow military style weapons.

Massachusetts Gun Violence Prevention & Other States

One year later, Extreme Risk Protection Order (‘Red Flag’) gun measure has mostly been used for suicide prevention in Massachusetts.

Harvard Professor Hemenway discusses policy in the wake of two mass shootings.

A father face charges in Peabody after his child brings a loaded gun in his backpack to daycare.

Berkshire Mayors join the Mayors Against Illegal Guns alliance.

Proposed MA gun storage bill aims to reduce stolen guns used in gun trafficking.

A rally in Portland, Maine calls for gun control.

New Hampshire Governor vetoes three gun reform bills.

Guns Down America rallies at a Florida Walmart with Change The Ref and March for Our Lives.

In Florida, a security guard shoots a dog in his backyard.

In New York City, a motorcycle backfiring is mistaken for gun shots.

A second teen suspect still wanted for stealing an AR-15 from a Tennessee school.

The Gun Industry Rounds

NRA member says enough is enough, something must change.

Gun Lobby advocate and conservative pundit S.E. Cupp quits the NRA.

The NRA spent $1.6 million lobbying against expanded background checks.

Lawsuit alleges misuse of NRA donations.

Three NRA board members resign.

Washington state gambling commission declines NRA request to increase gun raffle limit.

Maria Butina, gun rights activist with the NRA, sentenced to 18 months.

Remington Arms appeals to the Supreme Court over Sandy Hook victim families right to sue.