Cambridge City

Policy Order
POR 2018 #59
Feb 26, 2018 5:30 PM

City Council endorsement of H.3610, "An Act Temporarily Preventing Firearm Access for Extremely Dangerous or Suicidal Individuals."


Department:City Clerk's Office, MMSponsors:Mayor Marc C. McGovern, Councillor Alanna Mallon
Category:Policy Order


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The epidemic level of gun violence in our nation reflects a failure of leadership to take meaningful steps to protect Americans, including the most vulnerable in our schools; and




As our student populations have so powerfully articulated, it’s time for our elected officials to act to prevent future attacks; and




Legislation filed by State Representative Marjorie Decker would allow Massachusetts courts to issue an “extreme risk protection order” to “suspend or surrender” firearms in the possession of individuals posing a risk to themselves or others, taking into account whether the individual: has recently made a violent threat against self or others; demonstrated a pattern of violent acts against others; is suffering from dangerous mental health issues; violates an abuse prevention order; has been convicted of domestic violence; and/or has unlawfully or recklessly used a firearm; now therefore be it




That the City Council endorses H. 3610, “An Act Temporarily Preventing Firearm Access for Extremely Dangerous or Suicidal Individuals,” sponsored by Representative Marjorie Decker, and commends her for taking a leadership role to protect the residents of this City and of the Commonwealth from further gun violence; and be it further




That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of this resolution to Representative Marjorie Decker on behalf of the entire City Council. 


Meeting History

Feb 26, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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