Billboard Used in Fight Against Gun Trafficking

billboard_header.jpgAt a press conference yesterday, Mayor Thomas Menino, Police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole, and STOP Handgun Violence unveiled Boston’s newest initiative in the fight to combat illegal gun trafficking. The Message “STOP TRAFFIC: Background Checks Stop Crime” is now displayed on America’s largest billboard, a 252-foot long sign along the Massachusetts Turnpike next to Fenway Park. This billboard is being used to spread the message that most US states still allow gun purchases without criminal background checks. This contributes greatly to gun trafficking and crime in Massachusetts. This new message will be seen by more than 250,000 people every day. View the billboard