"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

Oct 31, 2017

Interview with Keynote Speaker on Capital Public Radio


Joshua Sugarmann An interview with the keynote speaker at our October 22nd annual dinner will be aired on Sacramento's Capital Public Radio Insight program between 9-10 AM and again between 7-8 PM on Wednesday, November 1, the one month anniversary of the Las Vegas mass shooting.     The interview with Joshua Sugarmann, who is the founder and executive director of the Violence Policy Center in Washington DC, was recorded at the CPR studio the morning [...]

Interview with Keynote Speaker on Capital Public Radio2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00
Oct 14, 2017

13 Days Later: A Tale of Two Countries


I’d like to share with you a true story of two countries and how they reacted in the 13 days following the worst mass shootings in their nations’ histories.   Country #1 On April 28, 1996, a lone gunman killed 35 people and wounded at least 19 others with a semi-automatic rifle and self-loading shotgun in the Australian resort town of Port Arthur. The Port Arthur massacre was the worst mass shooting in Australian history. [...]

13 Days Later: A Tale of Two Countries2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00
Oct 06, 2017

The Las Vegas Massacre & the Bump Stock Diversion


The Las Vegas Massacre and the Bump Stock Diversion A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence After the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, the gun lobby was able to insidiously and effectively divert attention away from the fact that the United States is the only high income country in the world in which, as a result of our lax gun control laws and the extraordinarily high number of guns in [...]

The Las Vegas Massacre & the Bump Stock Diversion2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00
Oct 06, 2017

Mass Shootings Are Preventable: Response to the Las Vegas Massacre


Americans Against Gun Violence extends heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of all the people killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 1. We also extend our deepest sympathy to all the surviving victims along with sincere wishes for a prompt and complete recovery. At the same time, however, we agree with the statement made by the late Senator Thomas Dodd of Connecticut in 1968, following the assassinations of Reverend Martin Luther [...]

Mass Shootings Are Preventable: Response to the Las Vegas Massacre2022-10-09T13:43:52-07:00
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