Find Gun Policy Facts

Armed violence prevention, gun control laws and the small arms trade:

Gun Policy News

United States

5 January 2009

Sun Chronicle (Massachusetts)

BOSTON — Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter told the state's highest court Monday that his policy of using the dangerousness law in all illegal firearm cases involving a felony is legally valid. "The statute grew out of the public's concern for greater safety," Sutter told the justices of the state Supreme Judicial Court. Since taking office two years ago, Sutter has been aggressive at using the dangerousness law to hold defendants in felony gun crimes in... (

Read More: Sun Chronicle (Massachusetts)