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Headlines from Massachusetts
  • New Bedford Massachusetts 16-year-old boy shot in leg (1/17/2006)
  • Boston 17-year-old boy brings gun to school, fires round in bathroom (12/6/2005)
  • Tauton Massachusetts 12-year-old boy shot in face by BB gun (10/19/2005)
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    Massachusetts Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 22 firearm deaths of children and teens in Massachusetts, including 5 suicides and 0 accidents.
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    Massachusetts Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Boston Youth Zone
       byz@ci.boston.ma.us
    Children's Safety Network
       617-969-7100
    Massachusetts State PTA
       masspta@aol.com, 888-404-4PTA, 508-347-7055
    Stop Handgun Violence, Inc.
       stophandgunviolence@mmcre.com, 877-SAFE-ARMS, 617-243-8145
  • Other Local Resources
    Boston (Chelsea and Revere) - Roca
       info@rocainc.com, 617-889-5210
    Central Massachusetts - National Safety Council Local Chapter
       507-835-2333 x 22
    Eastern Massachusetts - Massachusetts Safety Council
       781-356-1633
    Roxbury - Youthbuild Boston
       617-445-8887
    Western Massachusetts - National Safety Council Local Chapter
       413-783-1632, 800-359-9717
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Massachusetts.
  • See if Massachusetts or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.


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