Boston’s top cop Commissioner William B. Evans is taking on the NRA.
“Massachusetts has the highest, toughest [gun] laws of any state and that’s why we have the lowest amount of gun deaths,” he explained.
Evans is leading 400+ police chiefs against the NRA’s #1 priority: The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. The law would make it easier to get guns into people hands around the country, by amending the federal criminal code’s restrictions on concealed weapons.
“The last thing [we need], like I said, is [for] us to make guns more readily available, to let guns across all 50 states. We need one universal background check that we’re all consistent on,” he stated. “We don’t need their residents coming to Massachusetts and carrying guns around sporting events, around large crowds, like the Boston Marathon.”
As a police chief, Evans has had to confront many people whose loved ones have been killed or injured because of gun violence, and wishes that those who are in favor of arming more Americans would consider those people more before making their arguments. He also believes that stricter background checks and stronger mental health resources would absolutely help reduce gun violence and mass shootings around the nation.