guns

How the ‘red flag’ gun bill came to be

How the ‘red flag’ gun bill came to be

It started with Harvard student’s experience back in Norman, OK

House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Rep. Marjorie Decker of Cambridge hosted a rally of sorts at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School on Wednesday where they pledged to push for passage of legislation that would allow a family member, roommate, or law enforcement official to petition a court to bar someone from owning a firearm(...)

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Solution to domestic violence homicide: Fewer guns or more guns?

Solution to domestic violence homicide: Fewer guns or more guns?

Starkly different approaches proposed in bills

SINCE 2012, THERE have been 82 domestic violence homicides in Massachusetts, many involving the use of a gun. What’s to be done about these tragedies? The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Tuesday on two bills with starkly opposing solutions to the problem, both solutions involving access to guns. One bill would create a new kind(...)

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Healey cracks down on more gun sales

Healey cracks down on more gun sales

AG reaches agreement with Worcester shop to cease dealing illegal handguns, comply with state regs

ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY continued her crackdown on the sale of illegal guns in the state by forcing a Worcester gun dealer to stop selling illegal handguns and pay $35,000 in costs and penalties. Healey, in her latest display of imposing Massachusetts regulations long on the books but rarely enforced, charged that The Gun Parlor(...)

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Taking on the gun lobby

Taking on the gun lobby

History offers no easy road map

IN TRYING TO understand the power of today’s gun lobby, I’ve found myself looking for answers in earlier issues in US history. More than 100 years ago, the Anti-Saloon League was successful in ushering in Prohibition because they were able to mobilize small numbers of loyal voters and use them to tip the balance in favor of dry candidates and(...)

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