Sep 22, 2021

Americans Against Gun Violence Calls on High Court to Overturn Rogue 2nd Amendment Decision

Sacramento California, September 22, 2021: Americans Against Gun Violence filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in the case of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen on Tuesday, September 21, in which the organization called on the Supreme Court to overturn its rogue 2008 Heller decision.   In the NYSRPA v. Bruen case, the gun lobby claims that New York State's laws restricting the carrying of concealed handguns violates the Second Amendment. The gun lobby's argument is based [...]

Apr 02, 2019

Americans Against Gun Violence Condemns District Court Judge’s Ruling in Duncan v. Becerra Invalidating California High Capacity Magazine Ban

AR-15 rifle with high capacity magazine Sacramento California, April 2, 2019: Americans Against Gun Violence condemns the ruling by District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez on March, 29, 2019, in the case of Virginia Duncan et al v. Xavier Becerra, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the State of California.  California voters approved Proposition 63, which included a ban on ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds, by almost a two [...]

Mar 15, 2019

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to New Zealand Mass Shootings

Sacramento California, March 15, 2019: Americans Against Gun Violence extends heartfelt sympathy to the friends, family, fellow worshippers, and fellow countrymen and women of the many victims who were killed in the mass shootings at two Muslim mosques in New Zealand yesterday. We also extend sincere wishes for a prompt and complete recovery to the many other victims who suffered non-fatal injuries in the attacks. We condemn the shootings in the strongest terms along with [...]

Feb 13, 2018

Study shows that U.S. youth are 82 times more likely to die of gun homicide than youth in other countries

A study published in the journal Health Affairs in January of 2018 reported that during the years 2001-2010, youth ages 15-19 in the United States were 82 times more likely to die of gun homicide than youth in 19 other high income democratic countries (Ashish P. Thakrar et al., “Child Mortality In The US And 19 OECD Comparator Nations: A 50-Year Time-Trend Analysis,” Health Affairs 37, no. 1 (January 2018): 140–49). Data published by Centers for [...]

Jul 25, 2017

AAGunV President quoted in article on declining long gun sales

Americans Against Gun Violence president, Dr. Bill Durston, was quoted in an article on the front page of the Sacramento Bee on July 24, 2017 concerning the decline in long gun sales in California after Donald Trump became President. Dr. Durston noted that grandfather clauses that are typically included in US gun control laws, allowing people who already have the types of guns in question to keep them if they obtained them before a ban [...]

Jun 14, 2017

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Virginia Mass Shooting

Americans Against Gun Violence extends sincere condolences and wishes for a prompt and complete recovery to all the victims of the mass shooting that occurred at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia this morning. Preliminary reports indicate that at least four people, including U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, were wounded in an attack by a lone gunman as members of the Republican Party and their staff were practicing for an annual charity softball game against members [...]

Jun 12, 2017

One Year Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting

On June 12, 2016, a lone gunman, Omar Mateen, committed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, killing 49 people and wounding 58 others at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Mateen was subsequently killed by police. The shooting was classified as a hate crime, as most of the patrons of the Pulse nightclub were members of the LGBT community. It was also classified as an act of terrorism based on a claim of allegiance [...]