Tzedek-Salon: The Buffer Zone. March 24, 7-9PM, Lir (903 Boylston St. ) US Supreme Court Buffer Zone Case. Marty Walz, CEO of Planned Parenthood League of MA and former State Representative. The Supreme Court Justices recently aggresively questioned whether a MA law that creates a buffer zone of 35ft around abortion clinics unconstitutionally inhibits the free-speech rights of anti-abortion activists. Is a 35 ft buffer zone too far? How might this decision affect public safety and public health in MA. Light refreshments provided. Cash Bar.
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To make sure ALL of our Priorities are included in the bill.It’s time to call our own representatives again and urge them to talk to the Speaker. Thank you to those of you who made calls to legislators last week. We need at least another 25 calls from JALSA members Today
We are hopeful that 4 of the 5 coalition priorities** will be included in a gun safety bill in the coming weeks. We are also hopeful that the door is not yet closed on our 5th priority: limiting handgun purchases to one handgun a month. A one-handgun-a-month law would prevent traffickers from purchasing large quantities of guns for illegal resale. One handgun a month laws have been successful in other states. We want to make sure the Speaker hears: 1. how important it is to get this bill out, and 2. how important it is that a limit to one handgun a month be in the bill.
Please call your Representative to make this message clear (tel 617-722-2500). Below are the priorities. Please let Erica (email@example.com) know who you called and any response you received. Stay tuned for more information as the pace picks up. We may need to make more calls as soon as next week. This is the moment. And, get ready to make this message even more clear at an important day of action in the coming weeks. Tentative Date: April 3rd at 10AM at the Statehouse. More info to come.
Thank you all for your hard work and commitment to this issue,
Sheila Decter**Priorities: 1. Background checks at every sale, including private sales, gun shows and over the internet 2. Share records of adjudicated commitments for mental health and substance abuse with the National Instant Check System 3. Expanding the suitability standard to FID cards (long-gun and rifle licenses) 4. Limiting individual sales to 1 handgun per month 5. Requiring law enforcement to decipher where a gun came from every time it’s used in a crime
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