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CAGV Twentieth Anniversary Celebration

CAGV Twentieth Anniversary Celebration

The Coalition Against Gun Violence invites you to celebrate with us as we achieve an important milestone, our 20th Anniversary — twenty years dedicated to educating the community and working on gun violence prevention.  On this special day we will be honoring  specific people in Santa Barbara who have enabled the Coalition to achieve many […]

CAGV Second Annual Gun BuyBack, Saturday, June 13, 2015

CAGV Second Annual Gun BuyBack, Saturday, June 13, 2015

CAGV’s  2nd Annual Gun Buyback, in coordination with the Santa Barbara Police Department (SBPD), will be held at Earl Warren Showgrounds on Saturday, June 13th from 8 a.m. until noon. In June 2014 the Coalition Against Gun Violence held its first Gun Buyback in Santa Barbara in response to multiple requests by the community. The […]

"The Hunting Ground" Free Showing UCSB

“The Hunting Ground” Free Showing UCSB

FREE SHOWING OF THE DOCUMENTARY “THE HUNTING GROUND” UCSB Campbell Hall – Monday, April 20, 8:00 p.m. It is estimated that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted during college.  This documentary, co-sponsored by CAGV, is a startling exposé about how universities handle these cases, which has become a source of intense scrutiny and controversy. REASONS FOR […]

Mark Your Calendars!  Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mark Your Calendars! Sunday, May 17, 2015

GET YOUR INVITATION & FIND OUT WHO CAGV’s 20th ANNIVERSARY HONOREES ARE HERE: http://sbcoalition.org/2015/04/cagv-twentieth-anniversary-celebration/  PLEASE JOIN THE COALITION AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF DEDICATION IN MAKING SANTA BARBARA A SAFER PLACE TO LIVE AND PAY TRIBUTE TO THE OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO HAVE HELPED LEAD THE WAY! 

LAURA WILCOX
March 5, 1981 — January 10, 2001
Laura’s Law was named after Laura Wilcox who was shot and killed by a seriously mentally ill person in 2001. Amanda and Nick Wilcox, Laura’s parents, worked to advocate forAssembly Bill 1421 now known as Laura’s Law, which was signed into law by Governor Gray Davis in 2002.

CAGV Supports Laura’s Law for Santa Barbara County

In California there is a lack of support services for families who attempt unsuccessfully to obtain help for a mentally ill family member. This is sometimes due to limited county facilities or lack of decent housing; therefore countless chronically mentally ill patients bounce from the street to the jail to the hospital and back again, […]

Assemblymember Das Williams and Amanda Wilcox, Legislation & Policy Chair, CA Brady Campaign Chapters Testifying on AB 1014 at a Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing June 2014.

2014 California State Legislation. Victory Update!

(Image above: Assemblymember Das Williams and Amanda Wilcox, Legislation & Policy Chair, CA Brady Campaign Chapters Testifying on AB 1014 at a Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing June 2014.) AB 1964 UNSAFE HANDGUN – SINGLE SHOT EXEMPTION – Dickinson, (Sacramento) SIGNED INTO LAW JULY 18th BY GOVERNOR BROWN! California law requires that all semiautomatic handguns models sold in the […]

Gun Buyback a  Huge Success!

Gun Buyback a Huge Success!

HUGE SUCCESS AT THE FIRST-EVER SANTA BARBARA GUN BUYBACK EVENT AT EARL WARREN SHOWGROUNDS: as the sponsoring organization Coalition Against Gun Violence (CAGV), A Santa Barbara County Coalition in collaboration with the City of Santa Barbara Police Department can be thanked for their successful efforts in collecting 239 GUNS TURNED IN! & FOR TAKING SIGNIFICANT […]

America's Gun Violence Culture: The New Normal?

America’s Gun Violence Culture: The New Normal?

Americans cannot allow gun violence to continue to happen in towns across the country at the frequency it is occurring, and to the degree in which it’s now being considered the “new normal.” Instead use the empathy and compassion expressed by many as inspiration in the continuing growth of our community. We must understand that […]

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 […]