Massachusetts: Gun violence prevention advocacy today (11/12)

Last night (10/11), The message below was broadcast out by the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and Stop Handgun Violence. Now is a chance to make a difference. Please send an email or make a call today.


ACTION NEEDED TODAY!

Crime Gun Bill Call-in day
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Let’s light up those phones and keep the Coalition’s priority bill on the legislature’s radar screen!

Please call your own state legislators on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to ask them to support H.2045/S.1388 An Act Relative to Crime Gun Data Reporting and Analysis.

This bill will require a detailed analysis of MA crime gun trace data to better understand the origins of crime guns. We need the Committee on Public Safety to vote this bill out of committee favorably before the February 5, 2020 deadline.

Will you take five minutes to make two phone calls on November 12th—one to your state representative and one to your state senator (NOT Warren and Markey!)

Script:

My name is _________. My address is _________. I am calling to ask (Rep ____ to contact Chairman Naughton OR Senator _______ to contact Chairman Moore) of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to vote H.2045/S.1388 An Act Relative To Crime Gun Data Reporting and Analysis out of committee favorably so we can bring the bill to the floor for a vote. People are dying from crime guns, 50% of which come from within MA. We need to know the source of these crime guns so we know how to stop them getting to our streets. Thank you.

If you are unsure of who your legislators are, you can find them here

Chances are you will speak with a staffer who will ask your name, address and what bill you’re calling about. These calls generally take under 2 minutes but can make a huge impact! Let’s make sure our elected officials don’t just hear from the NRA!

Thank you for helping us mobilize, advocate, and save lives in MA!!