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Statement of Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Gun Safety Legislation

August 1, 2014

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

Today, the House of Representatives and the Senate made history with the passage of comprehensive gun safety legislation that will make our neighborhoods, streets and homes safer places to live. In particular, I would like to thank Speaker DeLeo and Senate President Murray for their leadership throughout the entire process. With this legislation, the Commonwealth will once again be a national model for not only the contents of this bill, but also the process by which we arrived at this point. The bipartisan efforts exhibited by members of the Massachusetts Legislature are truly commendable. Our legislators put aside their differences and, by working together, created a bill that will have a tremendous impact on our efforts to reduce gun violence in the Commonwealth. I look forward to Governor Patrick signing this bill into law so that we can begin to utilize the tools provided by this legislation.