CAGV Calls for Meaningful Action Now! #HonorWithAction
by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair & Co-Founder
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 20 people in El Paso were killed and 26 injured with an AK-47-style assault weapon in a heinous act of domestic terrorism at a Walmart where 3000 people were shopping. The shooter told investigators he wanted to shoot as many Mexicans as he could.
Sunday, August 4, 2019, 9 people were killed, 26 wounded in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio. Police said the shooter was wearing body armor, armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle, a 223-caliber high-capacity rifle with 100-round drum magazines. He was able to murder nine people, one of whom was his sister, and injured 26 others in less than a minute.
The AR-15 has become the official weapon of mass killers, chosen because it’s capable of killing as many people as possible in a matter of minutes. Gun carnage unfolds across our nation with tragic shootings reported daily.
While the families and community of El Paso mourn, so do many families across the country who have also experienced the tragedy of shootings and loosing loved ones. With every shooting they re-live the horror and the fear that does not fade with time. Many families in Santa Barbara have experienced the profound sorrow and America’s unanswered question: why aren’t people and communities safe in this country? Continue reading “CAGV Statement On America’s Mass Shootings”