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.
#1 – Stopping gun violence starts at home. UPDATED WITH MEETING INFO!
Stop Gunshows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds!
To be delivered to Ventura County Fairgrounds Board, Barbara Quaid CEO
State agencies should not promote and profit from the proliferation of guns and ammunition. The state-owned Ventura County Fairgrounds should stop renting out its facilities to gun shows.
495 signatures. NEW goal – We need 500!
(From Indivisible Ventura: There are three shows currently scheduled by Crossroads of the West Gun Shows.)
Aug 25th – 26th, 2018
Oct 27th – 28th, 2018
Dec 15th – 16th, 2018
Continue reading “Mon. – 5/21: Four great anti-gun violence projects you can do right now.”
Today’s shooting in Santa Fe, TX has been the third recent shooting in a US school.
- The Texas student arrested for gunning down 10 people at his high school Friday is a 17-year old named Dimitrios Pagourtzis, according to CBS news.
- On Wednesday, an Illinois school resource officer shot and wounded a former student who fired a weapon near a graduation rehearsal at Dixon High School, authorities said. The suspected gunman faces three charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm.
- On May 11, a 14-year-old boy in In Palmdale, California, went to Highland High, his former school, and began shooting a semiautomatic rifle shortly before classes began, authorities said. He was taken into custody and is accused of attempted murder. One person was wounded.
We’re waiting for the usual calls to arm everybody… Continue reading “Friday 5/18: Every 2 weeks after Parkland, we promised to write about gun violence…just so people don’t forget…”
Actions for this weekend!
Write a postcard to Ed!
Despite serious backlash, Dick’s Sporting Goods has not only stopped selling assault rifles, they destroyed the ones they still had in stock instead of returning them for a refund. And now, they’ve actually hired lobbyists to talk about gun control to lawmakers!
Send a thank-you postcard to Mr. Edward Stack: Dick’s Sporting Goods, 345 Court Street, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 15108 or (724) 273-3400 (Use Option 1, Dial by Name Directory) or Edward.Stack@dcsg.com or tweet @DICKS We can also call our closest store manager with thanks as well. We need to support the businesses that are taking action when our lawmakers refuse to do so.
Actions for next weekend! – Start planning now!
Joining the Parkland 17 Moms/Wives for a National “Shop-In”, Sat, May 12th!
Reward Dick’s and Walmart for doing the right thing and show other retailers how it’s done. Walmart made firearm policy changes following the Parkland shooting by raising their minimum age requirement for purchasing ammunition and firearms. In 2015, Walmart stopped carrying assault-style rifles. Continue reading “Fri. – 5/4: The NRA is busy this weekend. We should be too…”
Besides information, great speechs and marching (See Part 1), there was a lot of information being shared at the park. For those who weren’t able to attend, or didn’t have a chance to see it, we’ve attached it below.
California – New gun laws for 2018. (Sacbee)
California gun laws (Giffords)
Parents (and grandparents) Promise to Kids
The goal of Parents Promise to Kids (PPTK) is to get parents to vote for candidates who believe that the safety of our children is much more important than the right to own guns. We urge parents, grandparents and other concerned adults to sign a contract, found below and then post it on social media with the included instructions. The contract is a promise to kids that they will never leave their homes in fear of being attacked by people with assault weapons.
The Parkland student’s presription for gun safety
(From thetrace.org) Continue reading “March For Our Lives – Ventura! – Part 2”
Photo above from Ventura High School’s Walkout
Information about today’s local Ventura County student marches here.
These protests are for students, so for those who wish to observe, please keep to public property like sidewalks outside the school boundaries and keep the sidewalks clear for marching students. Do not enter school grounds without permission per the school’s visitor policies.
From Cabrillo Middle School
Everyone is welcome to join us later today at our “Stop School Shootings! Say Enough” rally, from 4:00-6:00 pm, at the Ventura County Government Center. More information here.
Meanwhile, all across the country, kids are marching. Fingers crossed that this amazing concerted action by our children will make our legislators brave enough to do the right thing.
Continue reading “3/14 – National School Walkout Day”