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Do ALL Americans Have The Right To Carry A Loaded Firearm?

Do ALL Americans Have The Right To Carry A Loaded Firearm?

by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair Emeritus That is what some want and what the Supreme Court is now ruling on once AGAIN. Background: Second Amendment, ratified in 1791, was proposed by James Madison to allow the creation of civilian forces that can counteract a tyrannical federal government. Second Amendment states:  A well regulated Militia, being necessary […]

Ghost Guns – Getting Visible – & Banned

Ghost Guns – Getting Visible – & Banned

Ghost Guns – Getting Visible – & Bannedby Toni Wellen, CAGV, Chair EmeritusCalifornia Governor Newsom Once Again Signs Legislation to Bolster California’s Nation-Leading Gun Safety Laws, Support Survivors of Domestic Violence • October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month ALL GHOST GUNS SHOULD BE BANNED NATIONWIDE! Governor Newsom’s Legislation is merely a first step.  Ghost guns […]

GHOST GUNS ARE NOT SURREAL – THEY ARE DANGEROUS KILLING MACHINES

GHOST GUNS ARE NOT SURREAL – THEY ARE DANGEROUS KILLING MACHINES

GHOST GUNS ARE NOT SURREAL – THEY ARE DANGEROUS KILLING MACHINES by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair Emeritus A privately constructed firearm (also called ghost gun) is a term for a (typically) homemade firearm that lacks commercial serial numbers. If you can build IKEA furniture you can build a ghost gun, an untraceable firearm that is a […]

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair Emeritus The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has been associated with mental health challenges related to and caused by the disease and to mitigation activities, including the impact of physical distancing and stay-at-home orders. Symptoms of anxiety disorder and depressive disorder have increased considerably in […]

GUN BUYBACKS CAN BE LIFE-SAVING!

As Santa Barbara County’s District Attorney, I’ve heard many false claims about gun buybacks. Some include: gun buybacks are a waste of time and money; gun buybacks don’t work – the only guns that are brought in aren’t operable; gun buybacks are a way for law enforcement to trap people who possess guns unlawfully or […]

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