Tues – 11/27: It’s a busy day! Here’s your action prescription.

Here’s the synopsis of today’s actions. Do as much as you can. (More details below.)

  1. First thing – Call your legislators on horrible judge pick Thomas Farr
  2. Go to the Fairgrounds to protest gun shows
  3. Sign a petition against gun shows
  4. Email the Country Fair Board
  5. Go to the Oxnard City Council meeting tonight. Police Chief Whitney is presenting  a temporary moratorium on new firearms and ammunition retailers.

#1 – Morning Coffee Action – Make this call – “NO” on Thomas Farr for US District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

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Tues – 11/20: Our actions help take back the House. We can stop gun shows here too.

October 1st marked the one-year anniversary of the Las Vegas mass shooting, where 59 innocent people were murdered, and more than 500 others were injured. This November 7th, some of the survivors went through the same trauma again at our popular dance spot, the Borderline. 12 people died, including an armed law enforcement officer. 

We are beyond “thoughts and prayers” over gun violence.

We have learned from this last election, that regular citizens, with both individual and group actions, can profoundly change this world for the better.

Here is what you can do right now and this is what we can do together.

Action #1 – Sign and share this petition

Take an action TODAY to end the proliferation of guns via the gun shows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds and our state profiting off of gun and ammunition sales. Help end the CROSSROADS of THE WEST (COTW) contract with Ventura County . (See “Background” below regarding some highly problematic issues with this promoter.)

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-gunshows-at-the

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Mon – Oct. 1: 1st anniversary of the Las Vegas Massacre. We are beyond “T&P” now. This is what you can do.

Today, October 1st, marks the one-year anniversary of the Las Vegas mass shooting, where 59 innocent people were murdered, and more than 500 others were injured by shooter Stephen Paddock. 

Aside from thoughts and prayers for the trauma and tragedy of these families, we can take local action TODAY to end the proliferation of guns via the gun shows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. This is our last chance to end the CROSSROADS of THE WEST (COTW) contract with Ventura County before they are renewed. (See “Background” below regarding some highly problematic issues with this promoter.)

Let’s turn our anger into action:

Action #1 – Sign and share this petition

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-gunshows-at-the

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Fri 9/14: Gun action Friday – Tradition!

Action – Call your senators and thank them for protesting against Kavanaugh’s pro-gun rulings.

Brett Kavanaugh authored a dissent in a case that upheld a semi-automatic weapons ban, arguing that the assault weapons ban was unconstitutionalIn an excerpt from Judge Kavanaugh’s dissented in Heller v. D.C. (2011) “In Heller, the Supreme Court held that handguns – the vast majority of which today are semi-automatic – are constitutionally protected because they have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens. There is no meaningful or persuasive constitutional distinction between semi-automatic handguns and semiautomatic rifles. Semi-automatic rifles, like semi-automatic handguns, have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens for self-defense in the home, hunting, and other lawful uses.”

Maybe he missed the fact that a 10-year ban on assault weapons had been enacted, starting from 1994 through 2004 under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Even though that ban had some huge loopholes that limited its effectiveness, like grandfathering in semi-automatic weapons and large capacity magazines made before 1994, statistics show that a total of 16 mass shootings took place during the ban in the U.S., with an average of 20.9 people shot in mass shootings each year, as compared with 154 mass shootings this year alone with 11,000 deaths due to gun violence. We’re on track to match 2017, with its total of 346 mass shootings. Continue reading “Fri 9/14: Gun action Friday – Tradition!”

Friday Gun action 7/6:- Stop the NRA from putting deadly weapons in the hands of terrorists and drug cartels. Deadline: July 9th – Monday!

An Iraqi police commando displays more than 20 assault rifles as well as maps and cordless phones smuggled across the border (NAWFAL HASHEM/AFP/Getty Images)

We’re terrified of foreign terrorists, but we’re OK with them being better armed! – Comment today thru Monday July 9th,  2018, at 11:59 PM ET

From Moms Rising: The NRA and gun manufacturers want guns everywhere, for everyone, not just here in the United States, but around the world! They are pushing hard for a rule change that would move the handling of export licenses of semiautomatic assault weapons, flame throwers and other powerful weapons from the U.S. State Department (focused on safeguarding our nation) to the U.S. Commerce Department (focused on promoting American business). This transfer of authority would open new floodgates for arms sales internationally, with serious implications for our national security.

Today, there are only 1,733 comments and A LOT are from NRA supporters! Get involved! Share this in your social media!

Action: Submit comments now to the State Department and the Commerce Department opposing this rule change:

  • Read the proposed rule here.
  • Write a comment here.
  • View other comments here for inspiration.
  • Write your own and get your friends to write in too.

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Fri 6/22: Mass shootings every day and other gun news.

Yesterday 18 people died in a mass shooting. The day before, 32. The day before that, 22. We’re not aware of this carnage, because the place where they all died is so big, with so many things in the way, that you can’t see them all.

That place is here. America.

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Fri 6/8: Come to Plaza Park tomorrow for “A Gathering to Disarm Hate”!

Between 12:00 pm and 2:00, there will be a peaceful community gathering at Plaza Park to commemorate the anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, and to educate ourselves and discuss how gun violence affects the LGBTQ+ community and other minority communities. All are welcome!

Facebook event listing here for more information.

In the spirit of “information, then action”, Indivisible Ventura, Indivisible Ojai Valley and others will be there to register voters for the November election.