CAGV Celebrates 19 Years

CAGV Celebrates 19 Years

On Sunday, April 6, 2014, CAGV is proud to celebrate its 19th Anniversary as the only gun control organization on the Central Coast. 

A Gun Buyback in Santa Barbara Makes Good Sense

I HAVE A DREAM

I HAVE A DREAM

by Anastasia Fenkner I have a dream that one day all people in this nation will enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I have a dream that one day in the woods of Connecticut the victims of gun violence and the supporters of gun rights can walk arm and arm. I have a [...]

DOES A GUN IN THE HOME MAKE A WOMAN SAFER?

DOES A GUN IN THE HOME MAKE A WOMAN SAFER?

Statistics and studies suggest owning a firearm could make a household more vulnerable NOT safer.  The fact is, not a single study to date has shown that the risk of any crime including burglary, robbery, home invasion, or spousal abuse against a female is decreased through gun ownership. Though there are examples of women using [...]

The Courts

“It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.” —Justice Antonin Scalia  NATIONAL Feb.23, 2014 —The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms applies outside the home. In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that the [...]

“CIVIL IMMUNITY”

GUN MANUFACTURERS ARE NEVER LIABLE The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act bans lawsuits against gun dealers and manufacturers “for the harm caused by those who criminally or unlawfully misuse firearm products.” The law was passed under intense pressure from the National Rifle Association (NRA) amid a number of lawsuits by city governments that [...]

FACEBOOK & FACEBOOK-OWNED INSTAGRAM GUN SALES FACE PRESSURE FROM GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES

FACEBOOK & FACEBOOK-OWNED INSTAGRAM GUN SALES FACE PRESSURE FROM GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES

Stand Your Ground Laws + Guns = Deadly Mix … or “GO AHEAD MAKE MY DAY”

Are‘Stand Your Ground Laws’ and guns too deadly a mixture, questions Scott Martelle’s Op-Ed, 2/19/2014 L.A. Times, excerpted in part below. “These are not abstract issues, particularly with the current legal and legislative debates over regulating concealed weapons. Is an armed America a more aggressive America? And does the existence of stand-your-ground laws make confrontations [...]

President Obama Issues Two New Executive Orders On Background Checks

n January 3, 2014, President Obama issued two new executive actions that will help strengthen the federal background check system and keep guns out of the wrong hands. 1) The Department of Justice (DOJ) is proposing a regulation to clarify who is prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law for reasons related to mental [...]

CAGV Annual Luncheon: You’re Invited

CAGV Annual Luncheon: You’re Invited

Sunday, April 6, 11:30 am
The Santa Barbara Club

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