High profile shootings in the USA……
Sutherland Springs, Texas, November 5, 2017, 26 people killed, 20 wounded…
Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1, 2017, 58 people killed, hundreds wounded…
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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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, [...]

Jun 04, 2017

Letter to the Editor published in the Sacramento Bee re: article about gun violence research

Re: "UCD doctor's research is a danger to the gun industry (Dan Morain, May 28): There's already abundant evidence that guns in our homes and communities are much more likely to be used to kill innocent people than to protect them. The rate of gun deaths is 10 times higher in the United States than in other developed countries. The main reason for this vast difference is our weak gun control laws and the extraordinarily [...]

May 20, 2017

May 20, 2017, If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence May 20, 2017 “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” Reading the bumper sticker on the car in front of me, I immediately thought of Donald Trump. It seems that almost daily, either he or one of his appointees does or says something outrageous, on issues ranging from interfering with the investigation of Russian meddling into the US 2016 presidential election to supporting legislation [...]

Mar 22, 2017

March 22, 2017: What Doesn't Judge Gorsuch Understand About "A well regulated Militia?"

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence March 22, 2017 What Doesn't Judge Gorsuch Understand About "A well regulated Militia?" The late Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger called the misrepresentation of the Second Amendment as guaranteeing an individual right to own guns “one of the greatest pieces of fraud on the American public” that he had seen in his lifetime. In responding to questions from California Senator Dianne Feinstein during his confirmation [...]

Feb 03, 2017

February 3, 2017: 12 Questions for Judge Gorsuch

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence February 3, 2017 12 Questions for Judge Gorsuch On January 31, Donald Trump announced his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. The next day, with NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre sitting at his side smiling like the cat who just swallowed the canary, Trump urged the Senate to rapidly confirm the nomination. There is scant [...]

Jan 22, 2017

January 22, 2017: A National Disgrace

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence January 22, 2017 A National Disgrace In 1991, in an editorial about gun violence in the United States, the editor of the country's most prestigious medical journal, the New England Journal of Medicine,wrote, "The death rate from guns has long been a national disgrace." On January 20, 2017, the epidemic of gun violence in our country just got more disgraceful. Despite losing the November 8 presidential [...]