Boston announces online guide to gun ownership at New England Gun Violence Summit
By Andrew Shepperson
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh speaks at the 2017 New England Gun Violence Summit. (Photo: City of Boston)
The city of Boston announced the launch of a new online guide to gun ownership in the city, meant to engage lawful gun owners in the public safety conversation.
The announcement came at Thursday’s New England Regional Gun Summit in Roxbury, Massachusetts, where Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans met with representatives from more than 20 New England cities to discuss slowing the flow of illegal guns as a means to reduce violent crime.
The gun ownership guide, announced by Mayor Walsh and Executive Director of Arms with Ethics Casey Woods, is meant to give law-abiding gun owners easy access to information regarding how to apply or renew Massachusetts firearms identification cards and licenses to carry and how first time applicants can fulfill the necessary training requirements.
The guide also has details on carry restrictions in Boston, best practices for safe gun storage, and reminders to inform authorities when you change addresses as a gun owner.
The Boston plan was announced in conjunction with three other pilot initiatives in Burlington, Vermont; Hartford, Connecticut; and Worcester, Massachusetts.
Burlington’s focus will be aimed at bringing law enforcement departments