With this year’s International Women’s Day, we are witnessing an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice with global women’s marches, and more women running for public office raising their voices, including #MeToo and #TimesUp. CAGV is honored to host an amazing woman, Amy Barnhorst, MD, as keynote speaker for our 23rd Annual Celebration/Fundraiser on Sunday, April 29th at the Santa Barbara Club. Dr. Barnhorst is a highly sought-after speaker and expert on the Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) and nationally known for her work in public health systems, firearms law, suicide prevention and mental illness. We welcome her as our honored guest speaker. Look for your invitation soon!
By artistlauralynch on March 9, 2018
By artistlauralynch on March 9, 2018
CALLING ON STUDENTS, TEACHERS, PARENTS, ALLIES TO PLEASE SHOW UP! LET’S SUPPORT ALL THREE MARCHES:
MAR 14: Women’s March Youth Empower Action. Take part in #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17minutes at 10am on March 14, 2018. #ENOUGH! http://bit.ly/EnoughMarch14 Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767175080245694/
MAR 24: MarchForOurLives. Students March on Washington and in Communities across the country. In Santa Barbara: Saturday, 10am De La Guerra Plaza. Sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/2170846746265157/
APRIL 20: #NationalSchoolWalkout – 19th Anniversary of Columbine Shooting. Walk out, Wear Orange, Protest! Let this generation be the last to understand the phrase “school shooting.” We want students to attend school and then promptly WALK-OUT at 10:00 am. Sit outside your schools and peacefully protest. Make some noise. Voice your thoughts. “We are students, we are victims, we are change.” Sign Petition: https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-national-high-school-walk-out-for-anti-gun-violence
By artistlauralynch on March 9, 2018
Renewed calls for gun control reforms followed the mass shooting in Parkland, with many of the teenage survivors emerging as vocal activists. A majority of Americans support a backlash the gun industry has faced since this tragedy. A Quinnipiac University Poll published on March 6, 2018, found that 61 percent support a national ban on selling assault weapons. That finding was consistent with banning the sale of high-capacity magazines—clips that hold more than 10 rounds—which 63 percent of respondents supported.
The overwhelming majority of respondents, 89 percent backed so-called “red flag laws” (similar to the GVRO) which would allow law enforcement or family members to petition a judge to remove firearms from an individual who may pose a risk to themselves or others. Ninety-one percent support a regulation banning gun ownership by someone with a restraining order against them for stalking or domestic violence. Pollsters interviewed 1,122 voters from March 3 – 5. The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points. (http://www.newsweek.com/american-voters-gun-control-nra-gun-industry-quinnipiac-poll-833340)
Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a slew of corporations have rushed to cut ties with the NRA. Three major U.S. retailers voluntarily restricted gun sales, making a policy statement regarding their image with consumers. Walmart Inc., the nation’s largest retailer, followed the lead of Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. and tightened restrictions on gun sales this week, including banning sales to customers under 21.
A number of companies, including Delta Air Lines Inc. and Hertz Corp., also have ended discount programs available to the 5 million members of the National Rifle Assn. (http://www.latimes.com/busines
FOLLOW THE MONEY! BOOK RUNNING FOR GUNMAKERS & GUNRUNNERS. Leaders in arranging borrowing for gun companies since the Sandy Hook Dec 2012 shooting include Wells Fargo & Co. as the preferred financier for the U.S. gun industry. The bank has helped two of the biggest U.S. firearm and ammunition companies to access $431.1 million in loans and bonds since Dec 2012.
By artistlauralynch on January 24, 2018
In Kentucky, two high school students were killed and 18 more were wounded after a 15-year-old boy walked into Marshall County High School with a handgun just before 8 a.m. local time on Tuesday morning and began shooting his fellow students in the common area. The victims are Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope, both 15 years old. Five other students are still hospitalized in critical condition. “WE ARE ALL AFFECTED BY GUN VIOLENCE WHEREVER AND WHENEVER IT HAPPENS. Tragically once again parents, families and a community are grappling with the horrors of gun violence. Today a 15-year old shooter at Marshall County High School has allegedly killed two 15-year-old students and injured 20 others. Their families, and the entire community in Benton, Kentucky, will never be the same. All parents who have lost children to gun violence once again are feeling their own pain along with aching hearts for these families whose hearts are also aching.” — Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair. (This was just one of at least 11 shootings on school property recorded since Jan. 1, 2018 in America, and roughly the 50th of the academic year.) Kentucky has been given an F by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Kentucky is a major exporter of crime guns and does not require a permit to carry a concealed weapons. This state scores 42 out of 50 as having the weakest gun violence prevention laws in the nation.
https://www.democracynow.org/2018/1/24/headlines… More details here:
By artistlauralynch on January 18, 2018
By artistlauralynch on November 8, 2017
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!
CALL CONGRESS TODAY!
TELL THEM TO SUPPORT THESE BILLS:
1) H.R. 1565 & S. 2009: Universal Background Checks
2) S. 150: Comprehensive Assault Weapon Ban
3) H.R. 3947: Ban on Bumper Stocks
4) H.R. 4052: Ban on Large Capacity Magazines
5) H.R. 2598: Gun Violence Restraining Order
TELL THEM TO OPPOSE THESE BILLS:
1) H.R. 3668: SHARE ACT LEGALIZING GUN SILENCERS
2) H.R. 38: CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY ACT 2017
• CALL Senator Dianne Feinstein (202) 224-3841 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• CALL Senator Kamala D. Harris (202) 224-3553 Sacramento: 916 448-2787 • Email: https://www.harris.senate.gov/
• CALL State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (805) 965-0862 • Email: email@example.com
• CALL Assemblymember Limón Sacramento: (916) 319-2037 Santa Barbara: (805) 564-1649 • Email: Assemblymember.Limon@assembly.
• CALL Congressman Salud Carbajal D.C. (202) 225-3601 Santa Barbara: (805) 730-1710 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAGV thanks you for your continued support and dedication to an America free of gun violence.
By artistlauralynch on October 12, 2017
The American gun control debate has stretched beyond the country’s borders, with comedians from the Netherlands adding to the debate. A video produced for a comedian’s show there has gone viral, and could actually provide some good arguments for the conversation here at home. Arjen Lubach created an NRA – “Nonsensical Rifle Addiction” – PSA that explains exactly how ludicrous the country’s gun laws seem to people overseas. The video, by Arjen Lubach of Zondag met Lubach (“Sunday with Lubach”) can be seen here: DUTCH NRA SPOOF
By artistlauralynch on October 3, 2017
A MESSAGE FROM Salud Carbajal, U.S. Congressman: “Like all of you, my thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families, including members of our own community, who were affected by the deadly tragedy in Las Vegas. Too many innocent lives were ended too soon and my heart goes out to the victims and their loved ones.
“But I also realize that while thoughts and prayers may offer comfort, they don’t provide the solutions we need to put a stop to gun violence in our country. We must come together as a nation and work to find common sense solutions to end all gun violence.
“The time to act is now, and I will continue the fight to find common sense solutions to curb the gun violence epidemic our country is facing. Thank you for standing with me.”
Sincerely, U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal
By artistlauralynch on May 13, 2017