May 26, 2022

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

Sacramento California, May 26, 2022: Americans Against Gun Violence extends our heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends, classmates, and colleagues of all the victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas on May 24. We also send sincere wishes for a prompt and complete recovery to the victims who suffered non-fatal injuries. As the late Senator Thomas Dodd stated more than half a century ago, though, in June of 1968: Pious condolences will no longer [...]

Dec 08, 2021

Americans Against Gun Violence Commends En Banc Panel of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for Upholding California’s Large Capacity Magazine Ban

Sacramento, California, December 8, 2021: In 2016, California voters approved Proposition 63, which included a ban on large capacity ammunition magazines, (abbreviated “LCM’s” and defined as magazines that hold more than 10 rounds) by almost a two to one margin (63% in favor to 37% opposed).[1] On June 29, 2017, two days before the ban was to go into effect, in response to a lawsuit filed by the gun lobby (the case of Duncan v. [...]

Nov 19, 2021

Americans Against Gun Violence Applauds Folsom Commissioner Leary for Opposing Home Gun Dealers

Sacramento, California, November 19, 2021: The Folsom City Planning Commission voted 6 to 1 on Wednesday evening to continue to allow gun dealers to sell guns and ammunition from their residential homes. Commissioner Barbara Leary was the sole member of the commission to oppose the measure. The city of Folsom is a bedroom community located about 15 miles east of Sacramento. There are currently 15 schools in Folsom, including three high schools, as well as [...]

Nov 08, 2021

November 7 interview with Dr. Michael North is now available for online viewing

Americans Against Gun Violence president, Dr. Bill Durston, interviewed Dr. Michael North on November 7, 2021, during a meeting conducted via Zoom that was open to the general public. The one hour interview can be viewed by clicking on this link. Dr. North, who prefers to be addressed by his nickname, "Mick," lost his five year old daughter, Sophie, in the mass shooting at the elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, in 1996, in which fifteen [...]

Oct 26, 2021

November 7 online discussion of “Dunblane: Never Forget,” with the author, Dr. Michael North

Anyone who is seriously interested in helping achieve the adoption of the kinds of definitive gun control laws necessary to stop the U.S. epidemic of gun violence is invited to participate in an online discussion hosted by Americans Against Gun Violence of the book, Dunblane: Never Forget, with the book’s author, Dr. Michael North, on Sunday, November 7, at 11 AM PST. Here is the URL for logging in to the discussion: Dr. North [...]

Jul 20, 2021

Americans Against Gun Violence Denounces Split Ruling by 3-Judge Appeals Court Panel Concerning the Legal Age to Purchase a Handgun

  Sacramento California, July 20, 2021: Americans Against Gun Violence denounces the ruling by a 2-1 majority of a panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that the federal law prohibiting the sale of handguns to persons under the age of 21 by federally licensed firearm dealers (FFL’s) violates the Second Amendment. In 1968, in response to a growing epidemic of gun violence in the United States, with the majority of shootings being committed with [...]

Jun 29, 2021

Americans Against Gun Violence President Speaks About Gun Violence Prevention at “Pathways for Justice” Event

Americans Against Gun Violence president Dr. Bill Durston was invited to speak on the topic, "Gun Violence in America: A Preventable Epidemic," during an hour long interactive online forum hosted by the Pathways for Justice Ministry of Sacramento's St. Francis of Assisi Parish on Monday, June 28. The event was recorded and can be viewed online by clicking on this link: During his presentation, which is supplemented with illustrative slides, Dr. Durston speaks and [...]

Jun 09, 2021

Americans Against Gun Violence Denounces District Court Judge Roger Benitez’s Ruling in Miller v. Bonta that California’s Assault Weapons Ban Violates Second Amendment

Sacramento California, June 9, 2021: Americans Against Gun Violence denounces the ruling by San Diego District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez on June 4, 2021, in the case of James Miller et al v. Rob Bonta, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the State of California, et al, that California’s assault weapons ban violates the Second Amendment. Judge Benitez’s extreme bias is clear from the very first sentence of his decision, in which [...]

May 27, 2021

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Mass Shooting at San Jose Valley Transit Authority

Sacramento California, May 27, 2021: Americans Against Gun Violence extends heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends, and coworkers of the of the nine people who were killed in the mass shooting at the San Jose Valley Transit Authority (VTA) maintenance facility on Wednesday, May 26. We also extend our sympathy to the members of the VTA staff who were not physically injured but who suffered severe psychological trauma as a result of being present during the [...]

Nov 02, 2020

Register Now for our free National Gun Violence Prevention Conference on Sunday, November 15, 12 Noon-2 PM PST, Featuring a Keynote Address by Dr. Michael North of Scotland

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, in lieu of an in person annual fall dinner this year, we’re going to be hosting our first annual “virtual” fall conference via Zoom on Sunday, November 15, from 12 noon-2 PM PST. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael North of Scotland. Dr. North lost his five year old daughter, Sophie, in the mass shooting committed with handguns at the Dunblane Primary School in Scotland in 1996. Dr. [...]