Linsky said he has been working on gun violence issues for 30 years and wrote the bill with input from criminologists, law enforcement officials, gun experts, and colleagues.
“I think we’ve seen far too many tragedies in Massachusetts and across the nation and people were obviously moved by Newtown,’’ Linsky said. “That was the final straw for a lot of people.’’
Reinhorn hopes that if enough people get involved, other forums will be held around the state.
“I know it’s a problem and we have to have as many people behind the effort as possible so our legislators will wake up and do something about it,’’ Reinhorn said.
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