As the nation continues to confront a spate of gun violence, Massachusetts lawmakers this session will consider dozens of bills to update the state’s gun laws.
THE LEGISLATURE’S PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE will hear public testimony on firearms bills on Wednesday. In roughly equal numbers, the 68 bills before the Committee would either tighten gun control in the state or loosen it.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Massachusetts’ passing of a so-called Red Flag law (July 2018), I write to discuss the importance of such laws across the United States.
If someone is suicidal or an imminent threat to others, should a local judge be able to temporarily take away that person's guns?
Colorado is the 16th state to say "yes," while another 21 have taken at least some steps toward adopting a so-called red flag law.