On Monday night, Representative Mirra hosted his monthly Gun Violence Working Group meeting at the Haverhill Innovation Hub. On the agenda: gun violence research conducted at Boston University by Dr. Mike Siegel.
Dr. Siegel discussed the factors that seem to contribute the most to reducing gun violence, such as universal background checks, and some of the common assumptions surrounding gun culture and gun violence.
We heard from members of UTEC, an organization that provides jobs, education services, peacemaking, and more to at-risk young adults. The folks at UTEC work tirelessly at a grassroots level to create a safe space for young adults who are most susceptible to gun violence. To learn more or make a donation, you can visit UTEC’s website here.
At our next meeting, we hope to have representatives from New Hampshire and Maine to discuss illegal trafficking of guns across state lines, and members of our federal delegation will brief us on available grants for gun violence prevention.
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