May 27, 2022

“Seeking Refuge” – Another Horrific Mass Shooting…and Another Tragically Prescient Essay by a High School Student

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence   It was just over a week ago - a few days after the horrific mass shooting in which an 18 year old white supremacist targeted African Americans at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and wounding three others - that I posted message concerning what had turned out to be a tragically prescient winning essay that a 9th grade high school student in Arizona [...]

May 18, 2022

A Tragically Prescient Essay by a Ninth Grade High School Student

A message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence May 18, 2022   We’d scheduled a Zoom call weeks in advance for the evening of Sunday, May 15, to make the final decision concerning the winners in this year’s Americans Against Gun Violence National High School Essay Contest. The prompt for the contest was the following statement made by the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger during an interview on the PBS NewsHour [...]

Mar 03, 2022

“Disturbing” News About Children Being Killed in Ukraine – and in the USA

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence March 2, 2022   On the evening of February 28, my wife and I watched the segment of the PBS NewsHour concerning the military attack on Ukraine launched by Russian president Vladimir Putin.[i] The program host, Judy Woodruff, warned at the beginning of the segment, “Images in this story may disturb some viewers.” The television coverage included a segment showing a mother sobbing as her [...]

Jan 21, 2022

Announcing Our 2022 National High School Essay Contest

  What do high school students think about “one of the greatest pieces of fraud” that Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger ever saw in his lifetime? A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence   I’m posting this message to inform our supporters that our 2022 Americans Against Gun Violence National High School Essay Contest is now open and to ask for your assistance in bringing the contest to the attention of [...]

Dec 13, 2021

Which Do They Love More – Their Children or Their Guns?

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence Four days after the Oxford High School mass shooting, in which a 15 year old student killed four fellow students and wounded six other students and a teacher, Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky posted the photo below of himself and his family on Twitter.   Apparently not wanting to be outdone, four days later, Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado posted the picture below of herself and [...]

Dec 05, 2021

Are You Unknowingly Contributing to “The Other Big Lie?”

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence December 5, 2021   On the morning of Tuesday, November 30, a day that had been declared, “Giving Tuesday,” I sent out a message to our supporters in which I posed the question, “Are you unknowingly contributing to ‘The Other Big Lie.’” The “Other Big Lie” to which I was referring was the fraudulent claim that the Second Amendment was intended to confer an individual [...]

Nov 10, 2021

“Bye Soph, see you this evening.”

On November 7, 2021, it was my honor to conduct an online interview with Dr. Michael North, author of the book, Dunblane: Never Forget. During the live interview that was conducted via Zoom, Americans Against Gun Violence supporters who logged in to the event had an opportunity to ask questions of Dr. North (who prefers to be addressed by his nickname, "Mick") and to offer comments. The opportunity to speak directly with Mick is now passed, but [...]

Oct 13, 2021

An invitation from the president of Americans Against Gun Violence to join in a discussion of the book, Dunblane: Never Forget, with the author, Dr. Michael North, on Sunday, November 7

I’d like to invite everyone who is serous about stopping our country's shameful epidemic of gun violence to participate in an online discussion of the book, Dunblane: Never Forget, with the book's author, Dr. Michael North on Sunday, November 7, at 11 AM PST. Dr. North, who was our keynote speaker at last year’s online annual conference, lost his five year old daughter, Sophie, in the mass shooting at the elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, in 1996, [...]

Apr 19, 2021

The U.S. Gun Violence Epidemic Is Far Worse Than An “Embarrassment” – And the President’s Proposals for Stopping It Are Woefully Inadequate

The U.S. Gun Violence Epidemic Is Far Worse Than An “Embarrassment” – And the President’s Proposals for Stopping It Are Woefully Inadequate A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence April 18, 2021   In a speech that he delivered in the White House Rose Garden on the morning of April 8, 2021, following four high profile mass shootings – in Atlanta, Georgia; Boulder, Colorado; Orange, California; and Rock Hill, South Carolina – [...]

Mar 25, 2021

As Mass Shootings Make Headlines, We Call on Courts to End Second Amendment Fraud

A Message from the President of Americans Against Gun Violence March 25, 2021   Mass shootings are once again front page news. On March 16, a lone gunman, 21 year old Robert Aaron Long, shot and killed eight people, including six Asian American women, and wounded one other person at three different spas in the Atlanta, Georgia area. On March 22, another gunman (allegedly 21 year old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa), shot and killed ten [...]