All posts filed under: Gun safety

Make a Real Difference on Gun Violence Reduction

How can you help to make a real difference on gun violence reduction? … by simply showing up at a gun safety event in your area to stand with us in solidarity of support for common sense gun laws. Illustrating undeniable and overwhelming public support for common sense gun legislation is an effective way to pressure our Congressmen to vote in favor of reasonable gun restrictions in our country. We must demand it! Here are some important events scheduled around town which will only be successful with a large turnout: 1) Gun Rally to Demand Action to End Gun Violence – “WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN” April 13th Saturday at 4:30 pm – MLK Promenade Park near the downtown Convention Center Organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns Click here to RSVP 2) Demonstration in Front of Darrell Issa’s Office April 16th Tuesday at 4:30 pm – In Vista Organized by Organizing for Action Join hundreds outside his office to demonstrate our support for common sense gun legislation ! Click here to RSVP 3) Phone Bank to …

Vigil Gun Safety

Mar 16 – Candlelight Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence

 We are pleased to announce that the Mayor of Encinitas will be hosting! This will be a lovely event with music, clergy, and other speakers. What:   Candlelight Vigil Where:  Encinitas City Hall at Civic Center – in front of Building 505 S. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024 Date:   Saturday, March 16th Time:  6:30 PM Bring: Candles, pictures of victims, signs in support of gun safety laws, and your friends! RSVP & Info:   Encinitas Vigil RSVP More Info:  619 742-9555 (Rhoda) Let’s show Congressmen Darrell Issa there is strong public support in Enicinitas for sensible gun safety laws! Related articles Please sign-up for Phone Bank on Sunday – on Gun Violence Reduction‏ (peninsulademocrat.wordpress.com)

Phone Bank

Mar 10 – Phone Bank This Sunday – on Gun Violence Reduction‏

If you would like to see a ban on assault-style weapons in our society and universal background checks for gun purchasers, please read on. We are organizing a Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence in Encinitas on March 16, 2013. These vigil events are lovely, by the way, with speakers and music. News media is expected to be present (!) so we need to have a big turn-out for this event in order to show how strong public support is for sensible gun safety laws in our society to help reduce deaths from gun violence. The best way to create big turn-out is by one-on-one contact over the phone, inviting people to attend. So please come to our phone bank this Sunday March 10 to help us make calls to recruit for our vigil because: “They Deserve a Vote!” Event: Phone Bank Location: Rhoda’s House, 3170 Chicago St, San Diego, CA 92117 Date: Sunday 3/10/2013 Time: 2 pm to 4 pm RSVP here Also be sure to put the evening of 3/16/2013 on your calendar …

Gun Owner vs. McConnell

Gary Nutt is a gun owner and veteran. He’s not happy that his senator, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, is standing in the way of sensible gun laws. Especially after gun interests spent $198,615 to elect McConnell. So Gary worked with BoldProgressive.org to make a powerful TV ad calling for strong gun laws. Latest poll shows that Kentucky voters favor an assault weapons ban by 50%-42%. But Senator McConnell is threatening to abuse Senate rules and block gun reform. BoldProgressives.org’s ad reminds folks that McConnell is not on their side. He sides with big gun manufacturers who spent $198,615 to elect him. Let’s go on offense! Watch the ad — and donate $3 to help air it in Washington DC and Mitch McConnell’s homestate of Kentucky? Click here. Related articles Progressive Group Steps Up Gun Control Campaign Against Mitch McConnell (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) Gun Owner from Kentucky hits Mitch McConnell in new ad asking, “Senator, whose side are you on?” (freakoutnation.com) “A Mitch That Needs Scratching”: Mitch McConnell, The Least Popular Senator In America (mykeystrokes.com)

Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence

It’s time. Join more than 800 mayors and 800,000 grassroots supporters to demand that President Obama and Congress step forward with a plan to end gun violence. Our efforts cannot bring back the 20 innocent children murdered in Newtown, CT — or the 34 people murdered with guns every day in America. But we can prevent future tragedies by passing common sense legislation that will: Require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines Make gun trafficking a federal crime, including real penalties for “straw purchasers” Demand that your members of Congress and the president support these legislative priorities. Sign the petition.