Cambridge City
MA

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

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

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

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WHEREAS:

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

 

 

WHEREAS:

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

 

 

WHEREAS:

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

 

 

RESOLVED:

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

 

 

ORDERED:

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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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED