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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 […]

Vice President Biden’s Address to UCSB

Pediatricians Take on the NRA

Pediatricians Take on the NRA

(Excerpted in part from The Daily Beast May 15, 2014.) “The NRA and the AAP have been embroiled in a very public legal feud over the rights of doctors to talk with parents about gun safety.” For the past three decades, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – with 62,000 members – has been an outspoken voice […]

Violence Policy Center Follows the Money Names the Names

Violence Policy Center (VPC) 2013 report, “Blood Money: How Gun Industry Dollars Fund the NRA,” reveals exactly who bankrolls the National Rifle Association (NRA). Faced with an ongoing decline in household gun ownership, the NRA has thrown its weight behind its gun industry benefactors. At their May 2013 annual meeting in Houston, Texas, the highest […]

19th Annual Luncheon Breaks All Records

19th Annual Luncheon Breaks All Records

CAGV’s 19th Annual Luncheon was a successful celebration and completely sold out with a waiting list. The Santa Barbara Club provided a delicious luncheon with perfect service. The Silent Auction, beautifully staged, was a resounding success and we were entertained by a terrific band, the Dos Pueblos High School Combo Black Cadillac (band photo below).

Hispanic Gun Deaths in America more than Double Rate for Whites

The Violence Policy Center’s (VPC) new comprehensive study Hispanic Victims of Lethal Firearm Violence in the United States, an in-depth focus on gun violence and Hispanics (a generalized term used to describe Latinos from all cultures), is based on data from the federal Centers for Disease Control, (CDC) as well as unpublished information from the […]

Data source: CDC National Center for Health Statistics, WONDER online database. Rates were calculated using census population estimates adjusted to the 2000 and 2010 US population.

Comparing Firearm Mortality Rates, California vs the Rest of the Nation 1990 – 2010

  California’s Firearm Homicide Rate Drops Below that of the Rest of the Nation As California tightened its gun laws, its firearm mortality rate declined dramatically. California’s firearm homicide rate peaked in 1993. Since then California’s rate declined by 64%, while the firearm homicide rate in the rest of the nation declined by only 42%. Courtesy […]

California Teacher’s Pension Fund owns Bushmaster

California teachers are still owners of the gun maker, Bushmaster, used in the Sandy Hook massacre, and the man who invests their money isn’t pleased about it. “It’s absolutely frustrating,” said Christopher Ailman, chief investment officer for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), when speaking to CNNMoney on the sidelines of the Milken Institute’s […]

Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG)

Mayor Helene Schneider, a member of MAIG, forwarded this announcement, parts of which have been excerpted below.  When we started Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) in 2006, we knew that building a movement of like-minded mayors and citizens wouldn’t happen overnight. The gun lobby had a multi-decade head start, and we understood that creating a […]

America’s Gun Culture Not Universally Celebrated

President Barack Obama has called for “meaningful action” on guns. The majority of congressional representatives have been cowed into silence by the gun lobby. Many of their constituents want them to enact real background checks and certainly to rid assault weapons and large ammo clips, all of which are supported by a majority of Americans […]