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July 21, 2017
"As a Public Health Analyst for the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and native of Framingham, Massachusetts, I am writing today in support of House Bill 3081 - An Act establishing Extreme Risk Protective Orders (ERPOs). This bill would prohibit a person who poses a significant danger of causing physical harm to themselves, the petitioner, or anyone else from having in his or her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving any firearms or ammunition for a period of up to 1 year"
March 9, 2017
“We are committed to listening to research and crafting life-saving policies based on what data tells us about risk factors for violence. We are pleased to hear that Representative Murphy and others are also committed to this common-sense, data-driven approach.”
January 4, 2017
The number of NICS checks completed in a given month (not counting checks and rechecks for concealed carry permits) can be a good indicator of broad trends in gun sales; however, as noted by the FBI, these statistics only represent background checks, not firearms actually sold. In other words, there is not a one-to-one ratio for background checks to gun sales.
November 29, 2016
The Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) creates a mechanism for family members and household members to work with law enforcement to temporarily remove guns and prevent the purchase of new guns by individuals who pose a potential risk to themselves or others. Modeled after the success of domestic violence restraining orders that are in place in all 50 states, the GVRO has the potential to stop a crisis situation from occurring.