"Pious condolences will no longer suffice…"
"Quarter measures and half measures will no longer suffice…"
"The time has now come that we must enact stringent gun control legislation…"
"…gun control legislation comparable to the legislation in force in virtually every civilized country in the world."

Senator Thomas Dodd, June 11, 1968

Nov 27, 2017

The Tehama County Shooting, Laura’s Law, and Laura’s Mom

2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00

The Tehama County Shooting, Laura's Law, and Laura's Mom You’ve probably heard about the mass shooting in Tehama County in Northern California on Tuesday, November 14. Or maybe not, if you don’t live in Northern California. It was the 18th mass shooting in the United States this month, if one defines a mass shooting as a single incident in which four or more people, not including the perpetrator, are shot. And it was “just a [...]

The Tehama County Shooting, Laura’s Law, and Laura’s Mom2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00
Nov 27, 2017

Letter to the Editor re: What to tell children about school shootings

2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00

An edited version of following letter to the editor regarding the November 14, 2017  Tehama County, California mass shooting, which included a shooting at Rancho Tehama Elementary School, was published in the November 26 issue of the Sacramento Bee.   What To Tell Children About Mass Shootings The two articles in the Sunday Bee concerning the Rancho Tehama Elementary School shooting describe a “family fun day” featuring “pizza and hugs;” security measures such as lockdown [...]

Letter to the Editor re: What to tell children about school shootings2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00
Nov 15, 2017

More about the Coalition Against Gun Violence of Santa Barbara County

2017-12-23T07:59:50-08:00

The Coalition Against Gun Violence of Santa Barbara County lists the following "Agenda for Action" on its website. To raise awareness throughout the entire community — children, teens and adults — that the spreading epidemic of gun violence is a menace to us all, and that combatting it requires each of us to take a stand; To counter advertising campaigns by the gun lobby and gun manufacturers encouraging gun acquisition through education about the risks [...]

More about the Coalition Against Gun Violence of Santa Barbara County2017-12-23T07:59:50-08:00
Nov 14, 2017

More About the International Action Network on Small Arms

2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00

Among it's other activities, the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) brings together representatives of "civil society" from around the world to make their voices heard at the Biennial Meeting of States (BMS) at the United Nations every two years where progress on the program to eradicate the illicit international trade in small arms is reviewed by UN delegates. Americans Against Gun Violence President Dr. Bill Durston spoke on behalf of U.S. civil society [...]

More About the International Action Network on Small Arms2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00
Nov 14, 2017

More About the Brady Campaign and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00

Until recently, the stated goal of the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence had been to cut the number of annual US gun deaths in half by 2025. The Brady website now states that its goal is to reduce the number of annual gun deaths by 25% by 2025. Brady does not support any gun control legislation, though, that does not include a "grandfather clause." Grandfather clauses in gun control bills allow [...]

More About the Brady Campaign and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00
Nov 14, 2017

More about the Giffords Law Center

2020-11-14T10:43:46-08:00

While the Giffords Law Center is, in general, a good source of information about gun laws in the United States, we have concerns about the change in direction that the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (LCPGV)has taken, especially on the issue of the proper interpretation of the Second Amendment, since partnering with the Giffords organization. The LCPGV filed an amicus brief in the the 2008 case Supreme Court case of District of Columbia versus Heller in [...]

More about the Giffords Law Center2020-11-14T10:43:46-08:00
Nov 14, 2017

More about GunPolicy.org

2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00

The GunPolicy.org website includes an interactive interface that allows users to compare rates of gun deaths, rates of gun ownership, and gun control laws among most of the countries of world, including the United States and other high income democratic countries. Professor Philip Alpers, who is the founding director of GunPolicy.org, was the keynote speaker at the Americans Against Gun Violence annual dinner in 2019. Chris Hemsworth rivela il suo segreto per raggiungere il corpo [...]

More about GunPolicy.org2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00
Nov 14, 2017

More about the Violence Policy Center, VPC Executive Director Joshua Sugarmann, and the 2019 VPC High School Video Contest

2020-11-14T09:42:14-08:00

The executive director of the Violence Policy Center, Joshua Sugarmann, was the keynote speaker at our Americans Against Gun Violence first annual dinner on October 22, 2017. (Click on this link to read Mr. Sugarmann's speech.) In addition to co-authoring numerous reports with his colleagues at the VPC, Mr. Sugarmann is the author of the 2001 book, Every Handgun is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns, and the 1996 book,  NRA: Money, Firepower, and [...]

More about the Violence Policy Center, VPC Executive Director Joshua Sugarmann, and the 2019 VPC High School Video Contest2020-11-14T09:42:14-08:00
Nov 11, 2017

The Air Force Is Not the Problem…And A Good Guy With A Gun Is Not the Solution

2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00

The Air Force Is Not the Problem...and A Good Guy With A Gun Is Not the Solution   In the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5, in which 25 people were killed, including eight children and a pregnant woman,  and 20 others wounded, it has been revealed that the gunman, Devin Kelley, had been hospitalized involuntarily for mental illness and imprisoned for domestic [...]

The Air Force Is Not the Problem…And A Good Guy With A Gun Is Not the Solution2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00
Nov 07, 2017

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Texas Mass Shooting

2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00

Americans Against Gun Violence extends heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of all the people killed in the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5. We also extend our deepest sympathy to all the surviving victims along with sincere wishes for a prompt and complete recovery. At the same time, however, we agree with the statement made by the late Senator Thomas Dodd of Connecticut in 1968, following the [...]

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Texas Mass Shooting2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00
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