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Following mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, Buffalo, New York, and other recent incidents of gun violence, Republican Governor Charlie Baker issued a public call to leaders in Washington, D.C., to consider the Massachusetts as an example of this bipartisan weapon. the reform is working.

“For decades in Massachusetts, Republicans and Democrats worked together to enact several common-sense gun reform bills, and as a result Massachusetts had very low rates of gun violence,” Baker said. on Twitter. “The mass shootings that continue to occur in this country are unacceptable, and they should be unacceptable to Washington, DC as well. DC leaders should hold Massachusetts up as a national example to see that bipartisan gun reform is not only possible – – It works.”

Massachusetts state legislators are also offering to serve as a resource for their counterparts across the country.

Rep. Marjorie Decker, House Public Health Committee Chair and a key player in recent gun legislation efforts, is circulating among her House colleagues an open letter to lawmakers in other states, urging them to ” look to Massachusetts as you reinvent your gun laws in a way that respects the needs of your communities.”

“In the notable absence of national action, the Massachusetts legislature has demonstrated its commitment to responsible gun safety measures by implementing common sense laws,” the letter states. “Over the past decade in particular, we’ve broken the mold by refusing to bow down to national experts on either side of the aisle.”

Laws Decker cited include the 2004 ban on “military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” a 2014 set of measures that, among other measures, gave police chiefs more discretion over gun licenses, a 2017 ban on bump stocks, and the 2018 “Red Flag” law allowing family members to petition the courts to suspend a person’s gun ownership rights whom they believe to be a danger.

Representatives have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to sign the letter. President Ron Mariano has already added his name.

Baker said he also recommended that fellow governors “look at the laws of Massachusetts and make their own decisions based on them.”

“I tend to try to give them as broad a comment as possible, because I don’t want to prejudge what they think makes the most sense versus whatever they might already have in place,” said he declared. “But I think there’s no denying that the laws we have here are working quite well.”

State House News Service contributed to this report.