Mon 4/8: In memory of 5 months since the Borderline mass shooting in T.O.: 3 actions against gun shows at our fairgrounds.

Quote by father of Veronika Weiss, who died in Isla Vista in 2014

Today’s action is in honor of the 12 people who died and the others who were injured at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, 5 months ago today. 

Action – Help remove the state of CA from the sales of guns and ammunition.

A student asked the Del Mar fair board: “Is it normal to fear for my friends’, teachers’ and siblings’ safety on our campus? Is it right that young people have called out for a change to the culture we live in again and again, but that a person’s right to have a gun is still valued over a child’s right to feel safe in their classroom? It is nothing less than callous and apathetic to hold events like gun shows in our community that glorify these killing machines … if you want us to be safe, you will act. It is the least you can do.

1) CALL California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office. Tell him to end gun shows at the state-owned Ventura County Fairgrounds. (916) 445-2841

2) EMAIL Gov. Newsom’s office. Tell him to end gun shows at the state-owned Ventura County Fairgrounds. Use this link: https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

3) ATTEND & speak up at Monday’s Simi Valley City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. On the agenda: a proposed resolution asking the VC Fair Board to stop hosting gun shows. Address:
City Hall Council Chamber, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, California 93063

Background

“We must ask who is benefiting from flooding U.S. urban and rural communities with guns? Are they the same manufactures and investors that gain from global arms sales that ensures gun violence around the world?”Veterans For Peace

Just about every weekend of the year, a gun show can be found in a fairground or convention center somewhere in California. Although we have the strongest gun show laws in the country, having our state profit from gun and ammunition sales on publicly-owned property is divisive. The First Amendment does not require fair boards to rent to gun shows and the Second Amendment does not require the state to permit the sale of guns wherever the seller wishes. Gavin Newsom, in his campaign for governor, told the fair board he is against gun shows on state property. Let’s hold him to his word.

 

 

 

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