Our mission:  End gun violence.

“It’s insanity,” you say. “I have to do something.”
Yes, you do: you have to vote.

See our Voters Guide to find out which candidates on your ballot are working to prevent gun violence.

Tipping Point: Santana High School

I live in Santee, California, where on March 5, 2001, a 15-year-old student took an eight-shot, .22-caliber revolver to class at Santana High School. The student opened fire, killing two students and wounding 13 others. Santana showed me that this kind of thing can...

White House Announces New Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

We're relieved to tell you that the Biden-Harris Administration announced on January 25 a series of new executive actions to help promote the safe storage of firearms. The actions implement President Biden’s Executive Order of March 2023, which promoted safe gun...

Tipping Point: My Sandy Hook Quilt

On the morning of December 14, 2012, we were preparing our annual Hanukkah party for thirty neighbors and our family. Standing at the head of our dining room table, I placed the menorah on the blue cloth with the box of candles, the matches and my husband Art’s...

The Empty Spaces that Gun Violence Creates

This period of late October to early November is a particularly harrowing time of mass shooting memories. There have been lessons learned, loopholes closed, gun safety measures taken and opportunities missed. Think of 2017, at Sutherland Springs Church in Texas. Think...

GVP Interview with Therese Hymer

Our own Therese Hymer (shown below at San Diego Board of Supervisors meeting) was interviewed this week on local station KNSJ, 89.1 FM. The hour-long interview covered the wide-ranging package of gun-safety bills passed recently by the California Legislature and...

“There would have been nearly 140,000 fewer firearm-related deaths”

On August 15, California Attorney General Rob Bonta released the first-ever data report from the Office of Gun Violence Prevention (OGVP). The report summarizes gun violence data in California and throughout the U.S. and has the potential to guide policy and strategy...

Brady New Volunteer Info Session

Get to know more about the work of Brady United Against Gun Violence and see how you can help us make a difference. This is a virtual meeting every Wednesday from 2:00-2:30 Pacific time. REGISTER HERE

How to Obtain a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO)

First things first: Afraid someone you know or love will harm themselves or others with a gun? In California, a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) can protect you and the ones you love. If you know of anyone who poses an immediate danger of gun injury to themselves...


SD4GVP, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, is a coalition of concerned citizens united to end gun violence in America.

This coalition includes many San Diego County organizations and individual citizens, just like you and me, who are stepping up to change our laws and prevent gun violence once and for all, through advocacy and education.

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