Angus has spent the past three decades fighting successfully for stronger gun laws in Massachusetts, and Massachusetts now has the most effective gun laws in the nation.


Angus will build a broad-based national coalition and won’t take no for an answer on taking the Massachusetts model for gun violence prevention national, including licensing, universal background checks, and a renewed ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.


Some GVP priorities:

  • Defending existing gun safety laws and opposing state and national efforts to undermine them

  • Ensuring complete implementation of the 2014 gun law

  • Advocating for further legislation that will
    keep guns out of the hands of individuals that are a danger to themselves or others

  • Supporting and promoting primary prevention work, since gun violence often has roots in economic disparity

  • Working to secure state budget funding for research on gun violence prevention

  • Supporting and promoting the work of individual Coalition member groups

Did you know?

Angus speaking at a GVP event in Boston, March, 2018.

Cyclists pedal to Newtown from Topsfield to advocate for gun violence awareness and prevention.

Angus is active with the following GVP organizations:

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Action Group for the Prevention of Gun Violence

Advocates for Safe and Sound Gun Laws

American Federation of Teachers - Massachusetts

Amnesty International

Boston Children's Hospital Injury Prevention Coalition

Boston Medical Center Violence Intervention Advocacy Program  

Boston Teachers Union

Boston Workmen's Circle 

Casa Myrna Vasquez

Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery at BIDMC

Central MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence

Children’s League of Massachusetts

Church Women United Cape Cod

Citizens for Gun Violence Prevention

Citizens for Safety - LIPSTICK

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries

College Bound Dorchester

Cotting School

Elite Madness 617

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Everytown for Gun Safety

Falmouth Gun Safety Coalition

Falmouth Jewish Congregation

First Church Belmont - Unitarian Universalist

First Church Boston - Unitarian Universalist

First Church Cambridge – Congregational UCC

First Parish Watertown Unitarian Universalist

First Religious Society - Unitarian Universalist

Follen Church - Unitarian Universalist

Friends of Brookline Public Health


Grace Episcopal Church of Martha's Vineyard

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

Greater Newburyport Women in Action Huddle

Greater Worcester Coalition Against Gun Violence

Guns Down America

Guns2Gardens Massachusetts

Hands Up for Gun Safety - HUGS

Harlem Lacross

Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford

Jane Doe Inc. - The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

Jewish Community Relations Council

League of Women Voters - Massachusetts

Lexington Says #Enough

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

Make It Stop

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Alumni in Boston

Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center

Martha's Vineyard Peace Council

Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps)

Massachusetts Community Action Network

Massachusetts Council of Churches

Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians

Massachusetts General Hospital Gun Violence Prevention Coalition

Massachusetts Parents United

Massachusetts Peace Action

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense - MA Chapter

More Than Words

Mothers for Justice and Equality


MoveOn Boston Coordinating Council

Nantucket Unitarian Universalist Church

New Hope

Peace Collaborative

Progressive Massachusetts


Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center


St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church & Youth Programs

Stop Gun Madness

Stop Handgun Violence

Temple Beth Elohim - Congregants to Prevent Gun Violence

Temple Beth Shalom

Temple Beth Zion

Temple Emanuel - Congregants to Prevent Gun Violence

Temple Emunah

Temple Isaiah - Social Action Committee

Temple Israel - Gun Violence Prevention Action Team

Trinity Boston Foundation

Trinity Church - Response To Violence Working Group

Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham

Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard

University Lutheran Church


UU Mass Action

Veterans for Peace - Smedley Butler Brigade

Watertown Citizens for Peace Justice and the Environment

Wellesley Friends Meeting

West Falmouth Friends Meeting

Women Survivors of Homicide Movement


P.O Box 191, Topsfield MA 01983


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