Jun 24, 2022

Americans Against Gun Violence Condemns Supreme Court Ruling

Press Release Americans Against Gun Violence Condemns Supreme Court Ruling that New York’s Requirement for Special Permit to Carry Concealed Handguns Violates the Second Amendment Sacramento California, September June 23, 2022: Americans Against Gun Violence condemns the 6-3 ruling issued by the Supreme Court today in the case of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen (NYSRPA v. Bruen) that New York’s requirement for a special permit to carry a concealed handgun [...]

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 [...]

May 12, 2022

Sanctimonious Nonsense: Two Trump-appointed 9th Circuit Judges Rule that California’s Age Limit for Purchasing Semi-Automatic Rifles Violates the Second Amendment

Sacramento, California, May 12, 2022: In October of 2019, California Senate Bill 61 was signed into law, making it illegal to sell semi-automatic rifles to anyone under the age of 21 other than law enforcement officers or members of the armed forces.[1] The term, “semi-automatic,” is used to describe a firearm in which a feeding device (usually a “magazine”) delivers a new round into the firing chamber as quickly as the shooter can pull the [...]

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 [...]

Aug 26, 2019

Americans Against Gun Violence Asks the Supreme Court to Reverse a Death Sentence that was Wrongly Decided

Sacramento California, August 26, 2019: Americans Against Gun Violence has filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in support of New York City in the Supreme Court case of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYRPA) v. New York City. In this case, the NYRPA is claiming that New York City's ban on carrying handguns anywhere other than to or from city-approved firing ranges violates the Second Amendment, as the Supreme Court interpreted the Amendment in the 2008 Heller decision. Although [...]

Aug 04, 2019

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio Mass Shootings

Sacramento California, August 4, 2019: Americans Against Gun Violence extends heartfelt sympathy to the friends, family, and community members of the more than 30 people who were killed in three separate mass shootings within the past week, including the shootings in El Paso and Dayton that occurred within the past 24 hours. We also extend sincere wishes for a prompt and complete recovery to the scores of other victims who suffered non-fatal injuries in these [...]

Jun 02, 2019

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Virginia Beach Mass Shooting

Sacramento California, June 2, 2019: Americans Against Gun Violence extends heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends, and coworkers of the 12 people who were killed in the mass shooting in the Municipal Center in Virginia Beach on Friday, May 31. We also extend our sympathy and wishes for a prompt and complete recovery to the other victims who suffered non-fatal wounds in the attack. An NPR reporter who lives in Virginia Beach, Sara McCammon, commented on [...]

Apr 29, 2019

Americans Against Gun Violence Responds to Poway, CA and Baltimore, MD Shootings

Sacramento California, April 29, 2019: Americans Against Gun Violence extends heartfelt sympathy to the friends, family, and fellow worshipers of the victim killed in the shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California, on Saturday, April 27; and to the friends, family, and fellow community members of the victim killed in the shooting at a neighborhood cookout in Baltimore, Maryland, on Sunday, April 28. We also extend our sympathy and wishes for a prompt recovery to the [...]

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 [...]

Jan 14, 2019

The Tragic, Preventable Death of Deputy Natalie Corona

Deputy Natalie Corona Americans Against Gun Violence extends heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends, and colleagues of Davis California Police Officer Natalie Corona who was shot and killed in the line of duty on January 10, 2019. Deputy Corona was investigating a traffic accident when a man on a bicycle approached her from behind and shot and killed her with a semi-automatic handgun. Deputy Corona was 22 years old at the time of [...]