Boston, MA– Thursday, Stop Handgun Violence will host a private screening of the documentary film “91%” followed by a discussion with director John Richie. The film highlights the public support of the effective universal background checks policy and the unwillingness of Congress to pass the legislation.
“We are bringing this film to Massachusetts in a time when a background check bill has passed one branch of the federal legislature yet is still unlikely to become law. While states like Massachusetts have proven that effective gun laws can save lives and reduce gun violence, the US senate still refuses to pass these bills” said John Rosenthal founder of Stop Handgun Violence. “We are excited to bring this film to our local community which continues to suffer due to the lack of federal legislation and the lax laws of nearby states.”
“I’m excited to be screening 91% in Boston with Stop Hand Gun Violence. As citizens we are making great strides in reducing our gun violence problems. It’s time our Federal Government catches up with us,” said John Richie, film director of 91%. “Please come out and let’s have a conversation on how we can make this happen.”
Who: Stop Handgun Violence founder John Rosenthal, film director John Richie, victim in film interviewee Judi Richardson, student moderator and March For Our Lives acivist Sarah Reyes.
What: Private screening of “91%” followed by panel discussion of national gun laws.
Where: Cavalry Methodist Church, 300 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474
When: Thursday April 25, 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm; doors open at 6:10pm.
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