Five years ago on May 23, 2014, our community lost six innocent lives, thirteen others were wounded and thousands of UCSB students were traumatized as vigils were held daily while the entire community of Santa Barbara grieved. Now this senseless act of violence will always be with us.
There were gaps in the system enabling an emotionally disturbed person in Isla Vista to run amok. Our elected representatives Assemblymembers Das Williams and Nancy Skinner lost no time in finding a solution to intervene in similar cases. AB 1014, the Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) was passed and signed by Governor Brown, enabling families and/or law enforcement to file a court order which offers families and loved ones, household members, and law enforcement a judicial pathway for temporarily removing firearms and prohibiting future gun purchases for the duration of the order. This law is now active in 13 states and has been introduced in Congress by our Congressional Representative Salud Carbajal and California Senator Dianne Feinstein.
IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY SHOOTING TRAGEDY IN ISLA VISTA Please Join The Lois & Walter Capps Project’s Common Table Program nearest you:
• May 18th – Isla Vista Common Table: Beloved Community, at People’s Park in Isla Vista, from 12:00pm – 2:00 pm.
This event is FREE and co-hosted by Associated Students of UCSB, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the tragedy in Isla Vista.
• May 23rd – Common Table Carpinteria, on the 800 block of Linden Avenue, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm