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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 […]

SANTA BARBARA'S ANONYMOUS GUN BUYBACK RETURNS!

SANTA BARBARA’S ANONYMOUS GUN BUYBACK RETURNS!

WE ARE BACK !! SANTA BARBARA’S ANONYMOUS GUN BUYBACK RETURNS by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair Emeritus The Coalition Against Gun Violence, the City of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Police Department are sponsoring our 6th Anonymous Gun Buyback at Earl Warren Showgrounds on Saturday, August 21, 2021 8 am until noon. Donors will receive […]

WHY AR-15 ASSAULT WEAPONS MUST BE BANNED

WHY AR-15 ASSAULT WEAPONS MUST BE BANNED

WHY AR-15 ASSAULT WEAPONS MUST BE BANNED by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair Emeritus In response to U.S. Federal Judge Benetiz’s ruling on June 4, 2021, to overturn California’s 32 year-old assault weapons ban and comparing it to a Swiss Army Knife, CA Attorney General Bonta said in a news release, “There is no sound basis […]

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