Posted inCriminal Justice

We spearheaded state’s 2014 gun law; new legislation can build on it

FOR NEARLY 10 years Massachusetts has been one of the states with the lowest rates of firearm deaths. Firearm deaths include homicides and suicides by firearm and firearm accidents. Most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the annual firearm death rate in Massachusetts is 3.4 per 100,000 residents while […]

Posted inGun ownership

Our state gun laws need some updates

IN MASSACHUSETTS, we often congratulate ourselves for having strong gun laws. And we should.  Evidence shows that there are fewer gun violence fatalities here than in states with laxer laws.  In 2019 and 2020, Massachusetts was rated as the state with the lowest rate of gun deaths by The Education Fund to Stop Gun Violence. […]