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SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018 CAGV 23rd Annual Celebration/Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018 CAGV 23rd Annual Celebration/Fundraiser

CAGV is honored to host an amazing woman, Amy Barnhorst, MD, as keynote speaker for our 23rd Annual Celebration/Fundraiser on Sunday, April 29th at the Santa Barbara Club. Dr. Barnhorst is a highly sought-after speaker and expert on the Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) and nationally known for her work in public health systems, firearms […]

California's Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO): A Model For National Legislation!

California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO): A Model For National Legislation!

On May 23, 2014, a mentally ill man killed six students and wounded 13 in Isla Vista, UC Santa Barbara. The shooter had exhibited signs of violence, yet no legal mechanism was available to his parents or law enforcement to take preventative action. In response, the California legislature passed the Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), […]

Nationwide Student Marches Demand Action On Gun Violence

Nationwide Student Marches Demand Action On Gun Violence

#MarchForOurLives Santa Barbara 3/24/2018, CAGV Chair Toni Wellen distributing information and action alert items for current legislation: MARCH FOR OUR LIVES! THEN #HonorWithAction! TAKE MEANINGFUL ACTION & CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS (contact info below)     SUPPORT THESE BILLS: 2009: BACKGROUND CHECK Expansion Act 2095 & H.R. 5087: Limiting ASSAULT WEAPONS & Large Capacity Magazines H.R. […]

NRA Gun Industry Backlash & Boycotts

NRA Gun Industry Backlash & Boycotts

Renewed calls for gun control reforms followed the mass shooting in Parkland, with many of the teenage survivors emerging as vocal activists.  A majority of Americans support a backlash the gun industry has faced since this tragedy. A Quinnipiac University Poll published on March 6, 2018, found that 61 percent support a national ban on […]

Rep. Carbajal Urges Congress: Support Federal Gun Violence Restraining Order.

Rep. Carbajal Urges Congress: Support Federal Gun Violence Restraining Order.

On Thursday, February 15th, after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Rep. Carbajal (CA-24) spoke on the House Floor urging Congress to pass HR. 2598, the Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), which would allow family members or law enforcement officials to go to a court to seek a “gun violence prevention order,” to temporarily stop […]