Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2021 – H.R.137

The Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act is a proposed bill that authorizes FY2022 appropriations for the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration to (1) increase access to mental health care treatment and services, and (2) promote reporting of mental health information to theContinue reading “Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2021 – H.R.137”


The Brady plan proposes 12 changes which are expanding background checks, expanding categories of prohibited individuals from purchasing guns, restricting access to assault weapons/high mag capacities and bump stocks, outlawing ghost guns, implementing ERPO laws, fund CDC and urban organizations, reduce unintentional shootings, end gun industry immunity, hold ATF responsible, and eliminating the Tiahrt amendmentContinue reading “Brady”

Stop Handgun Violence

“SHV was the lead advocate for the Massachusetts Gun Control Act of 1998 (Chapter 180), the most comprehensive gun violence prevention law in the country. This common-sense law mandates safe storage, manufacturing standards, strict gun dealer regulations, safety training requirements, and effective licensing procedures. SHV continues to support legislation that keeps guns out of theContinue reading “Stop Handgun Violence”

H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act

“This bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such asContinue reading “H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act”