New Mass Pike Billboard Critical Of Handgun Control

BOSTON (CBS) — There’s no ignoring the new billboard on the Mass Pike.

It’s the latest giant sign from the group ‘Stop Handgun Violence.’ Using an electronic display this one spells out the number of kids killed by guns since the last national election.

The group’s founder, John Rosenthal says the numbers prove it’s still too easy to buy guns in the United States.

  • Justin

    Free speech is also far too easy in the United States…Instead of curtailing rights why don’t we focus on punishing criminals? These guys are anti-civil rights smear campaigners, nothing more.

  • Stephen Gitmo

    This group of idiots should include how many people were saved as a result of having a gun as well. There is a Second Amendment in this country that protects the right to bear arms, also there are currently 4600 handgun and gun laws restricting people from owning a gun or rifle, we simply forget those statistics.

  • kroozman

    Ya and that will happen! Look all you anti guns nuts, you will never…ever….stop or slow handgun violence because criminals don’t abide by any laws. The law abiding gun owners are not the ones committing these crimes. Don’t mess with our rights, go after the criminals that abuse guns!

  • Ugh

    No matter what your opinion on the right of people to bear arms, you can’t deny that no guns would equal no gun deaths. I’m not for or against gun control. Just a point to think about, if you can.

    • Logic

      If there were no cars, there would also be no car deaths…this logic assumes that humans have the lowest common denominator of intelligence and should remain technologically inept because we cannot handle it.

      • Ugh

        I think you hit the nail on the head when you said humans have the lowest common denominator of intelligence. If guns were unavailable, people would just find something else to kill with.

  • Rick

    Guns do not kill people. people kill people. People have to pull the trigger for the gun to work. People have to load the gun for it to work.


  • Denise

    You tell em Rick! If they make owning a firearm illegal then the only ones that would have them are the criminals! Then where would that leave all of us? Basically in the same mess we’re in now – why? Because the criminals have all the rights! If someone breaks in your house – it doesn’t matter that they’re trespassing and entering your house illegally for illegal purposes – you’re suppose to try and get out… if you take a stand and fight – if they try to leave – you’re suppose to let them… if you don’t… they’ll sue you for hurting them.. and the sad thing is they’ll win!!!! it’s a sad world this place is becoming – when the Illogical seem to be running the world and Common sense has taken a sideline!

  • BEAN COUNTER: MAY 25 2011 | DigBoston

    […] AK-47, Masspike’s iconic “gun show loophole” billboard has sadly been retired, replaced by a real-time digital counter tracking the number of children killed by gun violence every day. Bummer alert! MINUS 1Attorney […]

  • Joe

    Wow! What a completely balanced and unbiased article from CBS! Has anyone stopped to think about HOW a “kid” is defined? Would you be surprised to hear that it includes anyone up to and including 24 years of age?! And that 2/3 of those deaths are from the 16-24 year old age group? (Think gang violence) But why let facts get in the way of your agenda.

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