Tues – 9/10: Guns meet common sense – access limitations and federal universal background checks for guns AND bullets.

See story and video of suspect stopped BEFORE people were killed here. This happened yesterday, 9/9.

Action #1 – Still in play! CA actions to limit access to guns – “YES” on AB 893 – Stop gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and SB – 61 – Firearms Transfers.

AB 893 – “22nd District Agricultural Association: firearm and ammunition sales at the Del Mar Fairgrounds” would, on and after January 1, 2021, prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds property located in the 22nd District Agricultural Association, as specified, and would thereby make a violation of that prohibition a misdemeanor. The bill would exclude from its provisions a gun buyback event held by a law enforcement agency. (Assemblymember Gloria)

Minimal script for your State Senator: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to vote “YES” on AB 893.. It’s time for stop our public property to be used for gun shows and it’s also time that funding for all political messages, from whatever media, is no longer a secret from voters.

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (SD-19)SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940 email
Not your people?: findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.

Action #2 – Still in play! CA actions to limit access to guns – “YES” on SB – 61 – Firearms Transfers.

Continue reading “Tues – 9/10: Guns meet common sense – access limitations and federal universal background checks for guns AND bullets.”

Tues 9/10: We fund cancer research with actual money, not “thoughts and prayers.” We need to do the same with gun violence.

(Top graphic from the Journal of the American Medical Association – NPR)

Action #1 – We can’t stop or reduce a cause of death we don’t understand. The Senate needs to pass HR 2740 to fund research on gun violence 

More than 30,000 people are killed with guns in the U.S. every year. That’s more than die of AIDS, and about the same number as die in car crashes or from liver disease. But unlike AIDS or car crashes, the government doesn’t treat gun injuries or deaths as a public health threat.” (NPR)

Science-based research has brought down the number of deaths from highway accidents and Ebola. We can do this with gun violence too. Continue reading “Tues 9/10: We fund cancer research with actual money, not “thoughts and prayers.” We need to do the same with gun violence.”

Wed – 1/9: On the 8th day of hope, on the 8th anniversary of tragedy, the House introduces H.R.8 – The Universal Background Checks Act.

Action – Thank our legislators for supporting H.R. 8.

Yesterday (1/8), on the eighth anniversary of the shooting that killed 6 and injured 12  people, including former Rep. Gabby Gifford, House Democrats introduced H.R. 8 – The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

 This bill would require all gun sellers, including private vendors, to conduct background checks on potential buyers.  11 states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington and the District of Columbia  already require universal background checks for all sales and transfers of any kind of firearm. Continue reading “Wed – 1/9: On the 8th day of hope, on the 8th anniversary of tragedy, the House introduces H.R.8 – The Universal Background Checks Act.”