PRESS CONFERENCE Friday • June 7 • Noon • De la Guerra Plaza. Wear Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 7. The Coalition Against Gun Violence (CAGV), A Santa Barbara County Coalition, elected officials, #SBMomsDemandAction, Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County, CARP Growers and community organizations will gather in the spirit of honoring #WearOrangeWeekend. For the past five years, people across the country have honored 15 year-old honor student, Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed in 2013. Her friends and loved ones started the nationwide remembrance. Why orange? It’s a color that symbolizes the value of human life and the color worn by hunters for safety. Firearms are the second leading cause of death for American children and teens. A SB County Resolution and City Proclamation will recognize this nationwide remembrance. More: wearorange.org
A SB County Resolution and City Proclamation will recognize this nationwide remembrance.
Approximately 40,000 Americans die every year due to gun violence. That’s an average of 100 Americans every day. One in three Americans know someone who has been shot.
Following the National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend, CAGV will hold Santa Barbara’s 5th Annual Gun Buyback on Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at Earl Warren Showgrounds. In partnership with the Santa Barbara Police Department, CAGV will exchange gift cards for functional firearms.
For the past five years, this event has removed a total of 1187 unwanted guns from homes and off our streets, potentially reducing gun violence in our communities. Article here: http://sbcoalition.org/2019/05/cagv-anonymous-gun-buyback-june-15-2019/