High profile shootings in the USA……
Thousand Oaks, California, November 7, 2018: 12 people killed, 22 injured…
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 27, 2018: 11 people killed, 6 wounded at Jewish synagogue by anti-Semitic gunman…
Bakersfield, California, September 13, 2018: 5 people killed, including shooter’s ex-wife…
Cincinnati, Ohio, Fountain Square Office Building, September 6, 2018: 3 people killed, 2 wounded…
Jacksonville, Florida Video Football Gaming Tournament, August 26, 2018: 2 people killed, 9 wounded…
Capital Gazette newspaper, Annapolis, Maryland, June 28, 2018: 5 people killed, including editor, 3 journalists, and another staff member…
Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, Texas, May 18, 2018: 8 students and 2 teachers killed, 13 wounded…
Nashville, Tennessee, April 22, 2018: 4 people killed, 2 wounded…
Pathway Home for Veterans with PTSD, Yountville, California, March 9, 2018: 3 female staff killed by former client…
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, February 14, 2018: 14 students and 3 staff killed, 17 wounded by former student…
Marshall County High School, Benton, Kentucky, January 23, 2018: 2 students killed, 12 wounded…
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, December 31, 2017: 1 police officer killed, 4 other officers and 2 civilians wounded…
Tehama County, California, November 14, 2017: 5 people killed, 12 wounded, including 6 children…
Sutherland Springs, Texas, November 5, 2017: 26 people killed, 20 wounded…
Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1, 2017: 58 people killed, 422 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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Nov 15, 2018

"What can we do to prevent these mass shootings?"

"What can we do to prevent these mass shootings?" A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence   A friend sent me an email the day after the mass shooting on November 7 at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. He asked: "Bill, what can we do to prevent these mass shootings?" I replied: "It's simple, Jim. We need to adopt stringent gun control laws in the United States comparable [...]

Oct 29, 2018

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Pittsburgh Synagogue Mass Shooting: Condemning Anti-Semitism is Not Enough

Americans Against Gun Violence extends heartfelt sympathy to the friends, family, and fellow synagogue members of the victims who were killed in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on October 17, 2018. We also send sincere wishes for a prompt and complete recovery to the victims who were wounded. We condemn the shooting and the anti-Semitism that motivated it in the strongest terms – but we don’t stop there. Americans Against Gun Violence calls [...]

Oct 29, 2018

Responding to the Pittsburgh Synagogue Mass Shooting: Condemning Anti-Semitism is Not Enough

Responding to the Pittsburgh Synagogue Mass Shooting: Condemning Anti-Semitism is Not Enough A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence On Saturday, October 27, a gunman armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and three handguns entered a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during worship services and killed 11 people and wounded at least six others before being shot by police and taken into custody. The gunman, 46 year old Robert Bowers, had posted rabidly [...]

Oct 17, 2018

Preventing Gun Violence: From Africa to the Americas

Keynote Address by Bill Durston, MD President, Americans Against Gun Violence At the AfriPeace Foundation Annual Benefit Dinner Sacramento, California, October 13, 2018   I’d like to thank Dr. Uwazie for the honor of being invited to speak this evening and also for the work that he and his colleagues do through the AfriPeace Foundation. The late South African leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Nelson Mandela, once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon [...]

Oct 17, 2018

Americans Against Gun Violence Second Annual Fall Dinner, Saturday, November 10, in Sacramento, California

Americans Against Gun Violence is holding its Second Annual Fall Dinner on the evening of Saturday, November 10. The dinner will be held in conjunction with the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility again this year at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2001 Point West Way, in Sacramento. The cost of the dinner is $50 per person ($25 for students). Reserved tables are available for groups of 10 or more. Chicken and vegetarian (including vegan) [...]

Oct 09, 2018

Dr. Durston to Speak at AfriPeace Foundation Benefit Dinner October 13

Americans Against Gun Violence president, Dr. Bill Durston, will be the keynote speaker at the annual AfriPeace Foundation Benefit Dinner on the evening of Saturday, October 13. The dinner is being held in Edwards Plaza of the Country Day School, 2636 Latham Drive, in Sacramento, from 6-9 PM. The event is a fundraiser for the AfriPeace Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote peace, non-violence, and justice in Africa and her diaspora [...]

Sep 13, 2018

Calling Out Kavanaugh - for his hypocrisy on gun control and the Second Amendment

Calling Out Kavanaugh... For his Hypocrisy on Gun Control and the Second Amendment   A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence In his opening statement at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, sought to portray himself as a humble servant of the U.S. Constitution. He stated: A judge must be independent and interpret the law, not make the [...]

Jul 27, 2018

Open Carry Is Coming Soon...Unless We Act Now

Open Carry Is Coming Soon...Unless We Act Now A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence   Unless we act now, open carry of loaded guns is coming soon to a theater near you – and to restaurants, grocery stores, parks, sidewalks, streets, and other public places as well. If you live in a state like Alaska, Alabama, Louisiana, or Texas that already allows open carry of loaded firearms in most public places, [...]

Jun 29, 2018

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Mass Shooting at Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland

Sacramento, California, June 29, 2018: Americans Against Gun Violence extends heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends, and colleagues of the five people killed, including the newspaper editor, three journalists, and another staff member, in the mass shooting on June 28, 2018, at the office of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. At the same time, we agree with the statement by the late Senator Thomas Dodd of Connecticut who said in a press release and [...]

Jun 15, 2018

"Why Do I Have To March For My Life?"...And Other Winning Essays in our 2018 National High School Essay Contest

“Why Do I have To March For My Life?” And Other Winning Essays in the 2018 Americans Against Gun Violence National High School Essay Contest A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence In March of this year, we announced our first annual Americans Against Gun Violence National High School Essay Contest, open to all high school students in the United States and its territories. The prompt for the contest was a statement [...]