In 2021, SHV advocated for legislation that would prohibit already banned assault-style weapons and large capacity feeding devices over 10 rounds from being manufactured in Massachusetts.
“Military-style assault weapons are designed for the sole purpose of efficiently killing many people at once. If private citizens no longer have access to these kinds of assault weapons, then fewer people will die due to mass shootings,” said bill sponsor Representative Marjorie Decker of Cambridge. “We must decide what we value more — the freedom to live without fear of being shot in a mass shooting, or the ‘freedom’ to allow the manufacture of military-style weapons in our name, in our State. We don’t allow these assault weapons to be made and sold here in Massachusetts to private citizens, so why should they be sold in other states to private citizens?”
Read the full text of the bill re-filed in 2023: An Act to Stop Mass Shootings