High Profile Shootings in the USA…
January 23, 2023, Oakland California: 1 person killed, 7 wounded at gas station…
January 23, 2023, Half Moon Bay, California: 7 agricultural workers killed…
January 21, 2023, Monterey Park, California: 10 people killed, 10 others wounded in mass shooting at dance studio during Chinese New Year celebration…
January 16, 2023, Goshen, California: 6 people, including 17 year-old mother and her 6 month old baby, killed in their home…
January 6, 2023, Richneck Elementary School, Newport News, Virginia: 6 year-old shoots teacher with a handgun…
January 4, 2023, Enoch, Utah: Man kills wife, mother-in-law, and 5 children, ages 4-17, before killing himself in their home…
November 22, 2022, Walmart store, Chesapeake, Virginia: 6 employees killed, at least 6 others wounded by store manager…
November 21, 2022, “Club Q” LGBTQ nightclub, Colorado Springs, Colorado: 5 people killed, 18 wounded…
November 13, 2022, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, North Carolina: 3 students killed, 2 others wounded by another student…
October 24, 2022, Central Visual Arts and Performing High School, St., Louis, Missouri: 15 year old student and a teacher killed, 7 others wounded by 19 year old former student…
October 13, 2022, Raleigh, North Carolina: 5 people killed, 2 wounded by 15 year-old boy apparently shooting people at random in upscale neighborhood and along adjacent nature trail…
July 4, 2022, Highland Park, Illinois, 4th of July Parade: 6 people killed, dozens wounded…
June 30, 2022, Prestonburg, Kentucky: 3 police officers killed, 5 injured in ambush by domestic violence suspect…
June 5, 2022, Chattanooga, Tennessee: 3 people killed, 14 wounded…
June 4, 2022, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 3 people killed, 11 wounded, including innocent bystanders in shootout in South Street restaurant district…
June 1, 2022, Tulsa, Oklahoma: Disgruntled patient kills his back surgeon, another physician, a receptionist, and another patient at St. Francis Hospital…
May 24, 2022, Uvalde, Texas: 21 people killed, including 19 students and 2 teachers, at Robb, Elementary school by 18 year old boy who legally purchased semi-automatic rifle…
May 15, 2022, Irvine, California: 1 person killed, 5 people wounded (4 critically) by a gunman targeting worshippers of Taiwanese descent in a Presbyterian church…
May 14, 2022, Buffalo, New York: 10 people killed, 3 people wounded at a supermarket by white supremacist targeting African Americans…
April 12, 2022, Brooklyn, New York: At least 10 people wounded in mass shooting on subway…
April 3, 2022, Sacramento, California: 6 people killed, 12 wounded in shootout in nightclub district after bars closed…
February 28, 2022, Sacramento, California: 39 year old man under domestic violence restraining order kills church elder and his three daughters, ages 9, 10, and 13, before killing himself during supervised visit at church…
November 30,2021, Oxford High School, Oxford, Michigan: 4 students killed, 6 other students and a teacher wounded by 15 year old student…
October 25, 2021, Boise, Idaho shopping mall: 2 people killed, 4 injured…
October 21, 2021, Bonanza Ranch, Santa Fe, New Mexico: Male lead actor accidentally shoots and kills female cinematographer, wounds male director with antique revolver thought to be unloaded during filming of Western movie…
October 17, 2021, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana: One person killed, 7 wounded (one critically) at homecoming event…
October 15, 2021, Mobile, Alabama high school football game: 4 people wounded, one critically…
October 6, 2021, Timberview High School, Arlington, Texas: Two people wounded, including 15 year old student critically injured and 25 year old teacher with less serious gunshot wound, by 18 year old student…
June 26, 2021, Winthrop, Massachusetts: 53 year old African American man and 60 year old African American woman killed by white supremacist…
Miami-Dade rap concert, May 30, 2021: 2 people killed, 20 wounded…
Light rail maintenance facility, San Jose, California, May 26, 2021: 9 people killed by disgruntled employee…
FedEx warehouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 15, 2021: 8 people killed, 7 wounded…
Bryan, Texas, April 8, 2021: 1 person killed, 6 people wounded, including responding police officer, by disgruntled cabinet shop employee…
Rock Hill, South Carolina, April 7, 2021: Five people killed, including emergency physician, his wife, and two grandchildren, ages 5 and 9; 1 person seriously wounded…
Orange, California, March 31, 2021: Four people killed, including a 9 year old boy, one person critically wounded…
Boulder, Colorado supermarket, March 22, 2021: 10 people killed, including first responding police officer…
Atlanta-area spas, Georgia, March 16, 2021: 8 people killed, including 6 Asian-American women, 1 wounded…
Atlanta, Georgia, November 6, 2020: 3 people killed, including rapper, King Von; 3 others wounded…
Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 2020: 15 mourners wounded outside funeral home in drive by shooting…
Springfield, Missouri, March 16, 2020: 5 people killed in shooting spree beginning at gas station…
Molson Coors Brewery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 26, 2020: 5 people killed by coworker who then shot and killed himself…
Jersey City, New Jersey, December 10, 2019: 4 people, including a police officer, killed, 3 other people, including 2 officers and a civilian, wounded in suspected anti-semitic hate crime…
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, December 6, 2019: 3 trainees killed, 8 other people, including 2 police officers injured…
December 4, 2019, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hawaii: 2 civilians killed, 1 wounded by on duty sailor…
Fresno, California, November 17, 2019: 4 people killed, 6 wounded at backyard party…
Saugus High School, Santa Clarita, California, November 14, 2019: 2 students killed, 3 wounded by 16 year old student who shot himself immediately afterward and later died…
Long Beach, California, October 29, 2019: 3 people killed, 9 wounded…
Elkmont, Alabama, September 2, 2019: Father, step-mother, 6 year-old step-brother, 5 year old step-sister, and 6 month old step-brother shot and killed by 14 year-old boy…
Midland and Odessa Texas, August 31, 2019: 7 people killed, 24 wounded…
Dayton, Ohio, August 4, 2019: 9 people killed, 27 injured…
El Paso Texas, August 3, 2019: 22 people killed, at least 24 other injured…
Gilroy, California, July 28, 2019: 3 people killed, 13 injured…
Municipal Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 31, 2019: 12 people killed, 4 wounded…
STEM Charter School, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, May 7, 2019: 1 student killed, 8 students wounded…
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, April 30, 2019: 2 students killed, 4 students wounded…
Baltimore, Maryland neighborhood cookout, April 29, 2019: 1 person killed, at least 7 people wounded…
April 27, 2019, Chabad Synagogue, Poway, California: 1 woman killed, 3 people, including 8 year old girl, wounded…
February 15, 2019, Henry Pratt Manufacturing Plant, Aurora, Illinois: 5 employees killed, 5 police officers wounded…
January 26, 2019, near Baton Rouge, Louisiana: 5 people killed, including gunman’s girlfriend, girlfriend’s father and brother, and gunman’s parents…
January 23, 2019, SunTrust Bank, Sebring, Florida: 5 women killed…
January 10, 2019, Davis, California: 22 year old female police officer ambushed and killed during her first month on the job while investigating minor traffic accident…
Chicago Mercy Hospital, November 20, 2018: Emergency physician, pharmacy resident, and police officer killed by physician’s ex-boyfriend…
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, 14 wounded by 15 year old male student…
Since 1968, more U.S. civilians have been killed by guns than all the U.S. soldiers killed by any means in all the wars in which the United States has ever been involved…
On an average day in 2017, 109 people were killed by guns in the United States, and at least 2-3 times this many people suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds…
In 2017, a total of 39,773 people were killed by guns in the United States, and at least 2-3 times this many people suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds…
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…
Freeman High School, Rockford, Washington, September 13, 2017: 1 student killed, 3 students 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…
Since 1968, more U.S. civilians have been killed by guns than all the U.S. soldiers killed by any means in all the wars in which the United States has ever been involved….
On an average day in 2016, 106 people were killed by guns in the United States of America, and approximately, 232 suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds….
In 2016, a total of 38, 658 people were killed by guns in the United States of America….
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

Jan 13, 2023

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to the Adoption of Illinois Assault Weapon and Large Capacity Magazine Ban

2023-01-13T21:52:20-08:00

Sacramento California, September January 13, 2023: Americans Against Gun Violence commends the Illinois State Legislature for passing HB 5471 and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker for signing this bill into law on January 9, 2023. The bill, also known as the Protect Illinois Communities Act and enrolled as Public Act 102-1116, includes both an assault weapons ban and a ban on large capacity magazines. This law is a significant step forward - from a symbolic point [...]

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to the Adoption of Illinois Assault Weapon and Large Capacity Magazine Ban2023-01-13T21:52:20-08:00
Dec 15, 2022

An Open Letter to the PBS NewsHour Concerning Its Reporting on the 10th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre

2022-12-15T18:04:16-08:00

From the President of Americans Against Gun Violence   Dear PBS NewsHour,   Is the interview that William Brangham conducted on December 14, 2022, with Nicole Hockley, the devastated mother of Dylan Hockley, one of the 20 children murdered in the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, the best that the PBS NewsHour can do on the 10th anniversary of this preventable tragedy? And is “helping students identify and [...]

An Open Letter to the PBS NewsHour Concerning Its Reporting on the 10th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre2022-12-15T18:04:16-08:00
Dec 06, 2022

False Assertions in December 3, 2022 Interview on NPR About Gun Violence Prevention

2022-12-06T22:56:54-08:00

NPR aired an interview this past weekend (December 3, 2022) with gun violence researcher Eric Fleegler in which several false assertions were made. In introducing Dr. Fleegler, the interviewer, Sarah McCammon, referred to a “new study” published by Dr. Fleegler and his co-authors in the Journal of the American Medical Association concerning firearm related deaths in the United States over the past 30 years. A transcript of the essay was posted on the NPR website [...]

False Assertions in December 3, 2022 Interview on NPR About Gun Violence Prevention2022-12-06T22:56:54-08:00
May 26, 2022

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

2022-10-09T13:43:45-07:00

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 [...]

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas2022-10-09T13:43:45-07:00
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

2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00

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. [...]

Americans Against Gun Violence Commends En Banc Panel of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for Upholding California’s Large Capacity Magazine Ban2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00
Nov 19, 2021

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

2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00

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 [...]

Americans Against Gun Violence Applauds Folsom Commissioner Leary for Opposing Home Gun Dealers2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00
Nov 08, 2021

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

2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00

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 [...]

November 7 interview with Dr. Michael North is now available for online viewing2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00
Oct 26, 2021

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

2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00

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: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87981540216?pwd=UUhQM0ZGbjZwMDVzTTcxcERsZVNQZz09 Dr. North [...]

November 7 online discussion of “Dunblane: Never Forget,” with the author, Dr. Michael North2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00
Jul 20, 2021

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

2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00

  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 [...]

Americans Against Gun Violence Denounces Split Ruling by 3-Judge Appeals Court Panel Concerning the Legal Age to Purchase a Handgun2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00
Jun 29, 2021

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

2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00

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: https://youtu.be/vsTZ0HRicJg During his presentation, which is supplemented with illustrative slides, Dr. Durston speaks and [...]

Americans Against Gun Violence President Speaks About Gun Violence Prevention at “Pathways for Justice” Event2022-10-09T13:43:46-07:00
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