State Rep. Harold Naughton, who is the House chair of the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, began his gun violence state-wide listening tour in Chicopee this past April.
Since that time, Naughton said the new gun legislation he is working on has taken shape.
He believes it will target several areas, including mental health, school safety and gun trafficking.
Friday, at the Holyoke Senior Center, Naughton was a guest of State Rep. Aaron Vega.
Vega, who is a Holyoke native, said he would like to see more enforcement of current laws.
"For Holyoke, it's about what do we do to get guns out of the hands of people that shouldn't have them," said Vega. "And again, those laws are already on the books. It's working with the police department, working with the state police and addressing those issues."
During his opening remarks Friday, Naughton stressed that legal gun owners will likely not be affected by the new legislation.
Naughton went on to say that the final committee hearing on the gun violence issue is set for next week in Boston.
He expects to have the legislation ready to be filed by the end of this month.
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