High profile shootings in the USA……
New York City Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, June 30, 2017, 1 person killed, 5 wounded…
Little Rock, Arkansas, June 30, 2017, 25 people wounded…
Alexandria, Virginia baseball field, June 14, 2017. 4 people wounded…
San Francisco UPS warehouse, June 14, 2017. 3 people killed, 2 wounded…
Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, January 6, 2017. 5 people killed, 6 wounded…
On an average day in the United States, 99 people killed by guns, 232 wounded….
Since 1968, more U.S. civilians have been killed by guns than all the U.S. soldiers killed in all the wars in which the United States has ever been involved…
Townville, South Carolina, September 28, 2016. 2 people killed, including shooter’s father and 6 year boy, 2 others wounded by 14 year old boy…
Burlington, Washington, September 28, 2016. 5 people killed at department store makeup counter…
Fort Myers, Florida, July 25, 2016, 2 people killed, 17 wounded…
Sniper Attacks, Dallas, Texas, July 7, 2016, 5 people killed, 7 wounded…
Pulse Nightclub, Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016, 49 people killed, 58 wounded…
Excel Industries, Hesston, Kansas, February 25, 2016, 3 people killed, 14 wounded…
Kalamazoo, Michigan, February 20, 2016, 6 killed, 2 people wounded…
On an average day in the United States in 2015, 99 people killed by guns, 232 wounded….
Since 1968, more U.S. civilians have been killed by guns than all the U.S. soldiers killed in all the wars in which the United States has ever been involved…
Inland Regional Center, San Bernardino, California, December 2, 2015, 14 people killed, 21 wounded…
Planned Parenthood, Colorado Springs, November 27, 2015, 3 people killed, 9 wounded…
Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon, October 1, 2015, 9 people killed, 9 wounded…
Marine Corps Recruitment Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 16, 2015, 5 people killed, 2 wounded…
Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, South Carolina, June 17, 2015, 9 people killed, 1 wounded…
On an average day in the United States in 2014, 92 people killed by guns, 222 wounded…
Since 1968, more U.S. civilians have been killed by guns than all the U.S. soldiers killed in all the wars in which the United States has ever been involved…
Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Marysville, Washington, October 24, 2014, 5 people killed, 1 wounded…
University of California, Santa Barbara student mass murder, Isla Vista, California, May 23, 2014, 6 people killed, 13 wounded…
Fort Hood, Texas, April 3, 2014, 3 people killed, 12 wounded…
Rancheria Tribal Office and Community Center, Alturas, California, February 20, 2014, 4 people killed, 2 wounded…
On an average day in the United States in 2013, 92 people killed by guns, 231 wounded…
Since 1968, more U.S. civilians have been killed by guns than all the U.S. soldiers killed in all the wars in which the United States has ever been involved…
Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C., September 16, 2013, 12 killed, 8 wounded…
Hialeah Apartment Building, Hialea, Florida, July 26, 2013, 7 killed…
Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, June 7, 2013, 6 killed, 3 wounded…
Pinewood Village Apartment, Federal Way, Washington, April 21, 2013, 5 killed…
On an average day in the United States, 92 killed, over 180 wounded…
In an average year in the United States, over 30,000 killed, over 60,000 wounded…
Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012, 20 children and 7 adults killed, 2 wounded…
Accent Signage Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 27, 2012, 7 killed, 1 wounded…
Sikh Temple, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, August 5, 2012, 7 killed, 3 wounded…
Century Movie Theater, Aurora, Colorado, July 20, 2012, 12 killed, 58 wounded…
Café Racer, Seattle, Washington, May 20, 2012, 6 killed, 1 wounded…
Oikos University, Oakland, California, April 2, 2012, 7 killed, 3 wounded…
"Pious condolences will no longer suffice…"
"Quarter measures and half measures will no longer suffice…"
"The time has now come that we must enact stringent gun control legislation…"
"…gun control legislation comparable to the legislation in force in virtually every civilized country in the world."

Senator Thomas Dodd, June 11, 1968

"Pious condolences will no longer suffice…"
"Quarter measures and half measures will no longer suffice…"
"The time has now come that we must enact stringent gun control legislation…"
"…gun control legislation comparable to the legislation in force in virtually every civilized country in the world."

Senator Thomas Dodd, June 11, 1968

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Aug 08, 2017

The Continuum Between Handguns and Nuclear Weapons

The Continuum Between Handguns and Nuclear Weapons Most organizations working to prevent gun violence don’t also address the threat of nuclear weapons. On the 72nd anniversary of the US atomic bomb attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945), however, it seems appropriate to point out that there is a continuum between handguns and nuclear weapons. As former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan stated in 2006: The [...]

Jul 25, 2017

AAGunV President quoted in article on declining long gun sales

Americans Against Gun Violence president, Dr. Bill Durston, was quoted in an article on the front page of the Sacramento Bee on July 24, 2017 concerning the decline in long gun sales in California after Donald Trump became President. Dr. Durston noted that grandfather clauses that are typically included in US gun control laws, allowing people who already have the types of guns in question to keep them if they obtained them before a ban [...]

Jul 20, 2017

Save the Date of October 22 to Attend the Americans Against Gun Violence Annual Dinner

The first annual dinner of Americans Against Gun Violence will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Sacramento, California, on the evening of Sunday, October 22, 2017. The event will mark the first full year that we’ve been in operation, and it will provide an opportunity for us to reflect both on the progress that we’ve made up to this point and on the formidable challenges that lie ahead. We’re honored to have an [...]

Jul 03, 2017

"Be Courageous, Be Bold"

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence July 3, 2017 "Be Courageous, Be Bold" My wife and I were on short vacation in Monterey, California last week when we learned about the two latest mass shootings in our country. On Friday, June 30, at least 17 people were wounded in a mass shooting in a club in Little Rock, Arkansas. On the same day, a doctor shot and killed a female physician [...]

Jun 24, 2017

Letters to the Editor of The Sacramento Bee re: Arlington Mass Shooting

Re: “Your ‘thoughts and prayers’ are meaningless. To stop mass shootings we need to do this” Marcos Breton is completely and utterly on point. For those of us who have asked our representatives to do something about guns, ammunition and the efforts of the gun lobby, it’s hard to know what’s next. I so appreciate your public, loud call for more action on all our behalf.  An Americans Against Gun Violence Member, Davis, California We [...]

Jun 24, 2017

The Elephant in the Dugout

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence June 24, 2017 The Elephant in the Dugout During the mass shooting on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14, 2017, about 20 Republican members of Congress and their staffers hid in the first base dugout while their colleague, Representative Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), lay critically wounded on the field near second base. Three members of the Capitol Police assigned to protect Scalise exchanged [...]

Jun 14, 2017

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Virginia Mass Shooting

Americans Against Gun Violence extends sincere condolences and wishes for a prompt and complete recovery to all the victims of the mass shooting that occurred at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia this morning. Preliminary reports indicate that at least four people, including U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, were wounded in an attack by a lone gunman as members of the Republican Party and their staff were practicing for an annual charity softball game against members [...]

Jun 12, 2017

One Year Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting

On June 12, 2016, a lone gunman, Omar Mateen, committed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, killing 49 people and wounding 58 others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Mateen was subsequently killed by police. The shooting was classified as a hate crime, as most of the patrons of the Pulse nightclub were members of the LGBT community. It was also classified as an act of terrorism based on a claim of allegiance [...]

Jun 11, 2017

June 11, 2017: Pious Condolences Will No Longer Suffice

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence June 11, 2017 "Pious Condolences Will No Longer Suffice" On the eve of the first anniversary of the horrific Pulse nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the words of a U.S. Senator from Connecticut ring true: "Pious condolences will no longer suffice….Quarter measures and half measures will no longer suffice….The time has now come that we must enact stringent gun control legislation comparable to the [...]

Jun 05, 2017

June 5, 2017: On Gun Control, Like Climate Change, the United States is a Rogue Nation

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence June 5, 2017 On Gun Control, Like Climate Change, the United States is a Rogue Nation On June 1, 2017, Donald Trump announced that the United States would no longer abide by the Paris Climate Accord, putting the USA in solidarity with Syria and Nicaragua, the only other two countries in the world that have not signed on to the accord. Many Americans were appalled, [...]