Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The bill looks to close loopholes in existing state laws, require mental health background checks, strengthen gun storage requirements and require liability insurance for gun owners.
Wednesday, January 23
The following is a press release sent by the office of state Rep. David Linsky, D-Natick. State Rep. David P. Linsky announced today that he has filed “An Act to Reduce Gun Violence and to Protect the Citizens of the Commonwealth,” comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation aimed at closing loopholes in existing state laws, requiring mental health background checks, strengthening gun storage requirements, and requiring liability insurance for gun owners. “This bill is a comprehensive effort to reduce all types of gun violence – murders, intentional shootings, accidental shootings and suicides. There is not one solution to reducing gun violence – we can’t eliminate it – but there are a lot of common-sense steps that we can take …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Warren is sponsoring three bills that would support gun control reform, a gun buyer background check, and making gun trafficking a federal crime.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Senator Elizabeth Warren discussed gun violence prevention on Friday, championing reforms including a criminal background check on anyone buying a gun in the country. "Now is the time to turn words into actions, to line up supporters and to mobilize all Americans behind common sense gun reform," Menino said after walking to the podium with a cane at the Parkman House. Menino joked with Warren, calling her the "senior" senator of Massachusetts, then turned serious about three major points key to gun violence prevention: Warren said she's sponsored three bills being unveiled next week that support those three points. Senator Charles Schumer, D-NY, is filing the Fix Gun Checks Act to close the gap in current …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Curley School eighth grader was shot last Friday in Roxbury on his way to church.
The Curley K-8 School community is rising in support of a 13-year-old who was the victim of gun violence last week. Gabriel Clarke, 13, was shot in the stomach on Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury Jan. 11 while on his way to meet his mother at 7th Day Adventist Church on Seaver Street, according to multiple media outlets. He’s recovering at Boston Medical Center. The Curley parent community is hosting a bake sale fundraiser on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, according to a post on the school’s website. The school is asking people to donate baked goods, coffee, juice, water or their time. Proceeds will benefit the Clarke family through Gabriel Clarke’s recovery. Drop-off donations will be accepted …