ELEVENTH U.S. SCHOOL SHOOTING SINCE JAN 1, 2018.

In Kentucky, two high school students were killed and 18 more were wounded after a 15-year-old boy walked into Marshall County High School with a handgun just before 8 a.m. local time on Tuesday morning and began shooting his fellow students in the common area. The victims are Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope, both 15 years old. Five other students are still hospitalized in critical condition. “WE ARE ALL AFFECTED BY GUN VIOLENCE WHEREVER AND WHENEVER IT HAPPENS. Tragically once again parents, families and a community are grappling with the horrors of gun violence. Today a 15-year old shooter at Marshall County High School has allegedly killed two 15-year-old students and injured 20 others. Their families, and the entire community in Benton, Kentucky, will never be the same. All parents who have lost children to gun violence once again are feeling their own pain along with aching hearts for these families whose hearts are also aching.” — Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair. (This was just one of at least 11 shootings on school property recorded since Jan. 1, 2018 in America, and roughly the 50th of the academic year.) Kentucky has been given an F by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Kentucky is a major exporter of crime guns and does not require a permit to carry a concealed weapons. This state scores 42 out of 50 as having the weakest gun violence prevention laws in the nation.
https://www.democracynow.org/2018/1/24/headlines… More details here:

Gabrielle Giffords on the Mass School Shooting in Kentucky

California Legislation Passed in 2017


2017 Legislation Passed in California

California continues to lead the nation in gun violence prevention legislation!
SB 536 – GVRO (GunViolenceRestrainingOrder) Research.
AB 7 – Long Gun Open Carry.
AB 785 – Disarm Hate Act.
AB 1525 – Firearm Information Act.
AB 424 – No Concealed Carry on K–12 School Grounds.


DETAILS OF EACH BILL TO FOLLOW HERE:


Continue reading “California Legislation Passed in 2017”

Imagine A World Without Gun Violence Recommit To CAGV In 2018!

RECOMMIT TO CAGV IN 2018!
For a List of 2018 Events & Membership
Click Below:

 

NATIONAL VIGIL • THURS., DEC. 14th #HonorWithAction Victims Of Gun Violence

DECEMBER 12, 2017

Dear CAGV Friends and Supporters:

Under these fiery smoke-filled skies, we send our hopes for you and your family and friends’ safety and well-being. Due to the Thomas Fire and current crisis where immediate attention is focused on family, friends and firefighters working diligently to save our community, CAGV and the Unitarian Society are postponing the scheduled Thursday, December 14th Interfaith Vigil in the Unitarian Society Sanctuary.

Instead, in recognition of the 5th Annual National Vigil for Gun Violence on December 14th and along with communities across the country, we request that you act in solidarity with the Newtown Alliance National Vigil to honor the 20 children and 6 adults lost to gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary 5 years ago, to the families and lives lost in our own community at the Goleta Post Office and in Isla Vista, and to the 38,000 lives lost in America this year, by lighting a candle on December 14th using words of your faith to remember and honor those who have died in this ongoing public health epidemic of gun violence.


At this time it is also essential we #HonorWithAction those lives lost in our ongoing efforts to #EndGunViolence by calling California Senators Feinstein and Harris to strongly request they oppose H.R. 38, the National Conceal Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (CCR).

Continue reading “NATIONAL VIGIL • THURS., DEC. 14th #HonorWithAction Victims Of Gun Violence”

THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW! #HonorWithAction

THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!
CALL CONGRESS TODAY!
(202) 224-3121

TELL THEM TO SUPPORT THESE BILLS:
1) H.R. 1565 & S. 2009: Universal Background Checks
2) S. 150: Comprehensive Assault Weapon Ban
3) H.R. 3947: Ban on Bumper Stocks
4) H.R. 4052: Ban on Large Capacity Magazines
5) H.R. 2598: Gun Violence Restraining Order

TELL THEM TO OPPOSE THESE BILLS:
1) H.R. 3668: SHARE ACT LEGALIZING GUN SILENCERS

2) H.R. 38: CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY ACT 2017

• CALL Senator Dianne Feinstein (202) 224-3841 • Email: contact@feinsteinforca.com
• CALL Senator Kamala D. Harris (202) 224-3553 Sacramento: 916 448-2787 • Email: https://www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator
• CALL State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (805) 965-0862 • Email: senator.jackson@senate.ca.gov
• CALL Assemblymember Limón Sacramento: (916) 319-2037 Santa Barbara: (805) 564-1649 • Email: Assemblymember.Limon@assembly.ca.gov
• CALL Congressman Salud Carbajal D.C. (202) 225-3601 Santa Barbara: (805) 730-1710 • Email: congressmancarbajal@mail.house.gov

CAGV thanks you for your continued support and dedication to an America free of gun violence.

THE TIME TO BECOME AN ACTIVE CAGV MEMBER IS NOW!