June 28, 2024 |Boston Globe Curbs on ghost guns, a better ‘red flag’ law on owners can’t wait for next year

Gabby Giffords, with John Rosenthal of Stop Handgun Violence, threw out the first pitch on “Gun Violence Awareness Night” before the Red Sox played the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on June 16.

June 25, 2024 |GBH News Another Trump term would mean worse gun violence

June 6, 2024 |Gloucester Times  Gloucester to Mark Gun Violence Awareness Day

Stop Handgun Violence founder and chair John Rosenthal joined Gloucester Mayor Verga, state legislators and survivors at City Hall.

Feb 2, 2024 |Washington Post   MA Senate approves gun bill aimed at ghost guns and assault weapons

The bill “dramatically improves current gun safety laws in Massachusetts by closing dangerous loopholes and by making it harder for legally prohibited gun buyers to access firearms without detection by law enforcement,” Stop Handgun Violence founder John Rosenthal

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Oct 27, 2023 | Jim & Margery interviews John (~1.29) on the latest and most deadly mass shooting this year.

Oct 26, 2023 | WHDHMaine shootings raise questions about how gunman was able to own weapon used in attacks

“It was absolutely preventable,” said Stop Handgun Violence Co-Founder John Rosenthal. “But, in Maine, they don’t have the tools to prevent it….Maine ‘is one of the worst offenders, there are virtually no gun laws in Maine.”

Oct 19, 2023 | NBC Boston Sweeping gun bill aimed at tightening Mass. firearm laws passes House​

Oct 11, 2023 | Boston GlobeSaving lives the goal of stepped up gun reform law

John Rosenthal, founder of Stop Handgun Violence, pointed out (that) this state has been regulating guns for three decades now — with results that any state would envy.

Oct 10, 2023 | NBC10 BostonTensions evident during public hearing on Mass. gun control legislation

When asked by Rep. Steven Xiarhos on limiting gun owners from carrying in sensitive places – “There ought to be a right to feeling safe in our society, too, and when you go to a polling place, I think you should feel comfortable that others around you aren’t carrying firearms and you can exhibit your constitutional rights,” Rosenthal replied.

July 7, 2023 | Boston Globe Op Ed Don’t Let Assault Weapons End Another Life

  • Letters to the Editor in response to Boston Globe Op Ed

June 29, 2023 | Eagle TribuneBeacon Hill takes aim at “loopholes” in gun laws

April 28, 2023 | Jimmy Tingle’s 50th show highlights John’s work at SHV


April 15, 2023 | The Audrey Hall Show: The Focus on Saving Innocent Lives from Gun Violence.


April 11, 2023 | GBH Greater Boston Jon Keller interviews John Rosenthal on the Gun Violence Epidemic and Solutions


March 29, 2023 | WGBH Greater Boston interviews John Rosenthal of SHV and Mark Barden of SHP


March 28, 2023 | NBC10 Nashville School Shooting

John Rosenthal shares his reaction to the latest mass school shooting at a grade school in Nashville.

The event was organized by students from Emerson College in partnership with the non-profit organization Stop Handgun Violence and March for Our Lives.


January 27, 2023 | Boston Globe Opinion –Gun Violence is a Uniquely American Crisis

This is a uniquely American public health and safety crisis. No other developed country intentionally allows unrestricted access to easily concealed handguns and military-style assault weapons.


January 19, 2023 | Boston Globe – Gun Safety is Starting to Work as an Electoral Issue

In an array of competitive states, supporting tougher gun laws was an advantage and not a liability. And that’s important as the push for stronger laws goes forward.

November 3, 2022 | Reader’s Digest – What are Commonsense Gun Laws?

60% of Americans want Congress to pass stricter firearms regulations—and nearly 90% of Americans support some measures, such as strengthening background checks.

October 31, 2022| Boston Globe –Three People Shot in Dorchester

“If you live in Roxbury, Mattapan, [or] Dorchester, it is easier to find a gun than find a job, and that is the case across America in our poorest neighborhoods. … There is a relationship between economic justice, crime reduction, and lower gun crime.’’ ~John Rosenthal

October 21, 2022 | B.U. School of Public Health