Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Massachusetts Public Health Association backs Governor Patrick's proposals.
Wednesday, February 20
To the Editor: As the country beings to reevaluate the gun control laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, it is important to examine the nuances of the proposed changes. As a leader of prevention and wellness, the Massachusetts Public Health Association views gun control as the best means for preventing related tragedies. MPHA supports Massachusetts Governor Patrick in reinforcing firearm laws to include a number of preventative measures that will promote the health and safety of residents. The laws limit the number of firearm purchases an individual can make, work to ensure that every purchaser of firearms undergoes a background check, and restrict access to high-powered rounds of ammunition. Additionally, the laws propose to put $5…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Saturday's event is in front of the State House.
A pro gun control rally in front of the State House on Saturday will include Westborough resident Ilyse Levine-Kanji among the speakers. The Greater Boston Area chapter of One Million Moms for Gun Control's event is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. State Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick) will discuss gun control legislation he has filed, the chapter said in a press release. Levine-Kanji told Westborough Patch that "I lost three people I loved very much to gun violence in two separate shootings." "I've been asked to speak at the rally to share my personal experience," she said. Levine-Kanji also has blogged about her experience. The national One Million Moms will co-sponsor the March on Washington for Gun Control in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Does the massacre at Newtown, CT, signal the need for a political debate on gun regulations?
Before officials had even held their first press conference Friday, Facebook was abuzz with status updates about the Newtown, CT, massacre. The statuses were split between those sending their condolences and those asking if the country would finally deal with the issue of gun control. Some fought back, asking for respect and mourning before political debate began. Others remained fierce in their belief that stricter gun control regulations would have prevented such a mass killing, saying the victims were shot multiple times and with semi-automatic weapons, according to Fox News. The guns were not illegal and were, in fact, owned by the shooter's mother. Among them were a semi-automatic .223 caliber bushmaster rifle and two handguns. Those …