The Coalition Against Gun Violence of Santa Barbara County lists the following "Agenda for Action" on its website. To raise awareness throughout the entire community — children, teens and adults — that the spreading epidemic of gun violence is a menace to us all, and that combatting it requires each of us to take a stand; To counter advertising campaigns by the gun lobby and gun manufacturers encouraging gun acquisition through education about the risks [...]
Among it's other activities, the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) brings together representatives of "civil society" from around the world to make their voices heard at the Biennial Meeting of States (BMS) at the United Nations every two years where progress on the program to eradicate the illicit international trade in small arms is reviewed by UN delegates. Americans Against Gun Violence President Dr. Bill Durston spoke on behalf of U.S. civil society [...]
Until recently, the stated goal of the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence had been to cut the number of annual US gun deaths in half by 2025. The Brady website now states that its goal is to reduce the number of annual gun deaths by 25% by 2025. Brady does not support any gun control legislation, though, that does not include a "grandfather clause." Grandfather clauses in gun control bills allow [...]
The GunPolicy.org website includes an interactive interface that allows users to compare rates of gun deaths, rates of gun ownership, and gun control laws among most of the countries of world, including the United States and other high income democratic countries. Professor Philip Alpers, who is the founding director of GunPolicy.org, was the keynote speaker at the Americans Against Gun Violence annual dinner in 2019.
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The executive director of the Violence Policy Center, Joshua Sugarmann, was the keynote speaker at our Americans Against Gun Violence first annual dinner on October 22, 2017. (Click on this link to read Mr. Sugarmann's speech.) In addition to co-authoring numerous reports with his colleagues at the VPC, Mr. Sugarmann is the author of the 2001 book, Every Handgun is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns, and the 1996 book, NRA: Money, Firepower, and [...]