Coalition Against Gun Violence (CAGV), A Santa Barbara County Coalition non-profit, founded in 1994, is comprised of over 40 partner organizations, united against gun violence and committed to creating safer communities in Santa Barbara County through its educational programs and advocacy for effective local, state and national policies and legislation.
ACTION ALERT! Federal Forced Concealed Carry Legislation: “ARM ANYONE” H.R. 38 & S.B. 446 California has MUCH to lose if “ARM ANYONE” becomes federal law. Our state has strict safety training and permitting requirements regarding who can carry a loaded, hidden gun in public, but a federal bill, H.R. 38, would force California to recognize […]
It is a known fact that every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult. Here in America, one out of three homes with children has a gun, many kept unlocked or loaded. Every year thousands of kids are killed and injured as a result through homicides, […]
SPEAK FOR SAFETY: The Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) A law that works to prevent or reduce gun violence. The Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) is a law that allows family members, household members, and law enforcement to work with courts to temporarily remove guns and prevent the purchase of new guns by individuals who pose a significant risk of harm to themselves or others. READ FULL ARTICLE: http://sbcoalition.org/speak-for-safety-gvro/
DONATE TO CAGV’S 2020 GUN BUYBACK!
SUCCESS! CAGV GUN BUYBACK SAT., JUNE 15, 2019, collected 140 firearms and 4 assault weapons. Over the past 5 years we have collected over 1300 firearms with our annual gun buy backs and made our community much safer for it! Gun Buybacks are an effective way to remove unwanted guns from our community. Just click on the image above to Donate for next year's gun buyback! Why would someone have a gun that they no longer want? Perhaps they inherited the gun or no longer use or want the gun in their home.
Additionally, many people’s circumstances change over time so they may now wish to remove firearm access from: children or other family members; elderly with dementia; individuals with mental illness; those at risk of suicide; volatile, hot-headed individuals (teenagers with poor judgment); and people involved in emotional conflicts (abuse, relationship break-ups).
SAFE STORAGE GUN LOCK: IT’S THE LAW!
"Firearm Safe and Responsible Access Act," was signed into law in October 2013, by California Gov. Jerry Brown. CAGV SPRING 2014 VOL 20 • NUMBER 1 "http://sbcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CAGV_SPRINGnewsltr2014_WEB.pdf"
What Parents Can Do: Take the pledge!
I will help my family find ways to resolve conflict without anger or violence.
I will monitor my children’s media viewing to limit their exposure to violence.
Before my children go to the home of friends or family, I will ask parents whether they have a gun and how it is stored.
If I choose to have a firearm in my home, I will store it unloaded, securely locked and separate from the ammunition.
I will be a member on CAGV’s email action alert regarding gun issues.