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Barack Obama: Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility

Barack Obama: Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility

(the following is from the NYT, Jan 7, 2016) “THE epidemic of gun violence in our country is a crisis. Gun deaths and injuries constitute one of the greatest threats to public health and to the safety of the American people. Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns. Suicides. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 20th Anniversary Appeal

CAGV 20th Anniversary Appeal

For twenty years, CAGV volunteers and supporters have worked diligently to reduce gun violence on the Central Coast. We’ve grieved for stricken families who have lost loved ones to gun violence in our community and communities across America. We have educated the public and supported legislation to reduce gun violence. And yet, we MUST do […]

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. […]

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 […]