January 29, 2024

The Massachusetts Senate will vote on S.2572, An Act to sensibly address firearm violence through effective reform, the SAFER Act, on Thursday, February 1. Please contact your state senator TODAY and urge them to vote YES.

The SAFER Act regulates ghost guns, updates the assault weapons ban, bans Glock switches, enhances the red flag law, requires robust data collection, among other measures.

Read a fact sheet on the bill here and the press release with a summary here

As it was for the House firearms bill, the opposition is organized, loud, and fierce. Each of us needs to contact our state senator now via email or phone in support of this bill. Find them here. Even if your senator supports gun reform, they need to hear from constituents to counteract the pro-gun voices.

Suggested script: “Please vote YES on S.2572, An Act to sensibly address firearm violence through effective reform, the SAFER Act, when it comes to the floor for a vote on Thursday. The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts believes that curbing gun violence is a critical matter of public safety, public health, and public confidence. With each day that passes, more lives are lost to gun violence. We urge you to take swift action towards passage of this firearms bill. Thank you.” 

Feel free to personalize your email by adding why this bill is important to you. Remember to include your name and complete street address within your email. 

We encourage all League members to contact their state senators today and to share the action with their personal networks. We need to flood the legislature with voices supporting this bill to counteract the actions of the gun lobby.

We have a few more milestones to reach before passage, but we are confident action will be taken this session. Following the Senate vote, a conference committee of three representatives and three senators will iron out the differences between the Senate and House versions of the firearms bills. 

Questions? Email [email protected].

League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
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