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Congresswoman Capps' Statement: President Obama's Executive Actions will strengthen gun safety standards.

Congresswoman Capps’ Statement: President Obama’s Executive Actions will strengthen gun safety standards.

(WASHINGTON, January 5, 2016) Today, Rep Lois Capps (CA-24) issued the following statement after joining President Barack Obama at the White House for his announcement of executive actions to strengthen gun safety standards: “Today I was honored to join President Obama as he announced new actions his administration will take to reduce gun violence. This […]

CAGV YEAR-END Donation/Membership Appeal

CAGV YEAR-END Donation/Membership Appeal

Dear Members and Friends of the Coalition Against Gun Violence, Now is time to show your support for gun violence prevention by joining or renewing your annual membership in the Coalition Against Gun Violence (CAGV). As the only Gun Violence Prevention organization on California’s Central Coast for the past 20 years, CAGV depends on the […]

3rd Annual National Vigil For All Victims of Gun Violence

3rd Annual National Vigil For All Victims of Gun Violence

People came together December 6th in Santa Barbara as they are doing on December 9 and all this week for the  3rd Annual National Vigil For All Victims of Gun Violence. Mere words cannot plumb the depths of the loss of a loved one to gun violence, a wound that never heals. With 30,000 plus gun deaths in […]

CAGV & Veterans For Peace VIGIL Dec 6th

CAGV & Veterans For Peace VIGIL Dec 6th

The Coalition Against Gun Violence & Santa Barbara’s Veterans for Peace invite the Santa Barbara community to join together to “REMEMBER AND RECOMMIT” Memorial Vigil for San Bernardino Victims of Gun Violence & All Victims of Gun Violence WHERE: The Santa Barbara Veterans for Peace, Chapter 54 Costs of Wars demonstration (Cabrillo Blvd. and State) WHEN: […]

It's Not Gun Control – It's Gun Violence Prevention

It’s Not Gun Control – It’s Gun Violence Prevention

The following OP-ED is written by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair Once again America is awash in tears mourning the loss of precious lives to gun violence. The population of Roseburg and most especially Umpqua Community College will never be the same. Such numbing grief and profound sorrow enfolds this community. For all the literally thousands […]

CAGV Celebrates Twenty Successful Years

CAGV Celebrates Twenty Successful Years

Image above: CAGV’s 20th Anniversary Honorees in attendance: (standing) Former Supervisor Susan Rose, City Councilmember Gregg Hart, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, City Councilmember Cathy Murillo, Mayor Helene Schneider, Former Mayor Marty Blum, County School Superintendent Bill Cirone; in front: Former Mayor Sheila Lodge, State Assembymember Das Williams, CAGV Chair Toni Wellen, and Supervisor Janet Wolf. […]

Obama's Eulogy for Rev. Pinckney Speaks to Gun Violence & Racism

Obama’s Eulogy for Rev. Pinckney Speaks to Gun Violence & Racism

On June 26, 2015, President Obama delivered an impassioned call for America to confront gun violence and racism during his eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of nine victims of a massacre at Charleston, SC’s Emanuel AME Church. The nine victims include: Clementa Pinckney, 41, senior pastor at the church; Sharonda Coleman Singleton, 45, assistant […]

Santa Barbara Mourns with Charleston

Santa Barbara Mourns with Charleston

The following Oped is written by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair: Charleston, the community of Santa Barbara understands your grief, your sorrow and pain.  We have shared the loss of loved ones to gun violence and know the angst that remains.  Knowing you will never see your child live a full life, knowing you will never […]

SUCCESS! 2nd Annual Gun BuyBack CAGV Collects 207 Firearms

SUCCESS! 2nd Annual Gun BuyBack CAGV Collects 207 Firearms

The Coalition Against Gun Violence, along with the professional organizing efforts of Sgt. Riley Harwood (seen in the photo above taken by Marian Shapiro) and the Santa Barbara Police Department, held a second gun buyback on June 13, 2015 at Earl Warren Showgrounds. This smoothly run event was once again successfully accomplished. We collected a total of 207 […]

Santa Barbara Vigil Honors Charleston Victims

Santa Barbara Vigil Honors Charleston Victims

A Santa Barbara Vigil Honoring the People of Charleston and the Congregation of the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina was held Friday, June 19th on State & Anapamu. The SB community came together to mourn and honor these 9 lives murdered in a senseless hateful act: Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41 Cynthia Hurd, […]