33,636 points of heartbreak…one year of gun deaths in America and what you can do.

It’s hard to even conceive of what 33,636 deaths looks like… 

These blocks of guns, each little gun symbol representing a death, is for all us visual learners out there. This amazing depiction of what 33,636 gun deaths a year really looks like is brought to us thanks to Matt Maughey. (Scroll through it in one solid block here )

But change is happening.

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The public is truly done with “thoughts and prayers” as our only defense against urban warfare.

What happened in Vegas put the lie to NRA claims that good-people-with-guns in a crowd could always stop a shooting.

The NRA is grudgingly prepared to sacrifice bump stocks as truly the least they can do.

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We are at a tipping point…

Demand more. Make these 3+ calls.

1. Stop the Insanity: NO on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act – H.R.38

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. [___] to vote NO on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38).

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More script if you want it: …which requires states to honor the concealed carry weapons permits of every other state, regardless of how lenient they might be, and would override federal restrictions on carrying a gun in a school zone and in federally owned public areas.

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More Info: Click here and here.

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Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

Not your Rep.?: Click here. 

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2. Ban bump stocks.

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Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to support the “Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act” to ban the use and sale of bump stocks and any other “accessories” which effectively convert a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic one.

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More Info:
“The Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act”  – Senate and House bills.

Description of available accessories to mimic automatic firing.

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Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

Not your Rep.?: Click here. 

Thank Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430, email

and THANK Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884, email

Not your Senator?: Click here.

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3. Demand re-authorization of the CDC to study gun violence.

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More Info.: Click here.

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H.R. 1832 (House)

Minimal Script for Reps. who support this: I’m calling from [zip code] to thank Rep. [___] for co-sponsoring H.R.1832. (You can also email your thanks!)

Minimal Script for Reps. who don’t yet: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. [___] to vote YES on H.R.1832.

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(Check your Congressperson here.  Brownley and Carbajal are already co-sponsors)

THANK Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779, email

or THANK Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348, email 

Not your Rep.?: Click here. 

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S.834 (Senate)

Minimal Script for Senators who support this: I’m calling from [zip code] to thank  Sen [___] for co-sponsoring S.834.  (You can also email your thanks!)

Minimal Script for Senators who don’t yet: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask  Sen [___] to vote YES on S.834. 

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(Check your Senator here.  Feinstein and Harris are already co-sponsors)

THANK Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430, email

AND THANK Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884, email

Not your Senator?: Click here.

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Resources for Gun Violence Information:

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The Brady Campaign

The Sunlight Foundation

Moms  Demand Action

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Ceasefire Oregon

Everytown.org

The Trace.org

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The Sandy Hook Promise

Americans for Responsible Solutions.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

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References Materials:

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Stop Handgun Violence

Gun Violence Archive

Smart Gun Laws.org

How the US compares to other countries for gun violence

Comparing the Las Vegas attack with daily gun deaths in US cities

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Gun violence statistics,  maps and charts

What researchers learned about gun violence before congress killed funding

Description of available accessories to mimic automatic firing.

Wonks guide to what works and what doesn’t in policing Violent Crime

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How Pro-gun men react to mass shootings.

What it costs to treat gunshot wounds in hospitals. (Hint: $3 billion per year)

Bill Moyers: Today’s NRA the “Price of Freedom”?

Prior Misdemeanor Convictions as a Risk Factor for Later Violent and Firearm-Related Criminal Activity Among Authorized Purchasers of Handguns

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Washington Post: The Trump Administration is already been rolling back gun regulations.

More than 800 people have been shot in America since the Las Vegas Massacre.

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There. Done. 33,636 people gone – One year (2013) of gun deaths.

 

 

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