Our Mission:
End gun violence.

Together, we will.

GVP Champions & candidates

Mara Elliott
San Diego City Attorney
GVP Champion

Todd Gloria
Mayor of San Diego
GVP Champion

Catherine Blakespear
Mayor of Encinitas
GVP Champion

Barbara Bry
Mayor of San Diego
GVP Candidate

Terra Lawson-Remer
San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 3
GVP Candidate

Marni von Wilpert
San Diego City Council, District 5

Rob Howard
Oceanside Mayor
GVP Candidate

Marlon Taylor
Encinitas Union School Board
GVP Candidate

Kellie Hinze
Encinitas City Council, District 2
GVP Candidate

Andrea Cardenas
Chula Vista City Council, District 4
GVP Candidate

Lela Panagides
Carlsbad City Council District 2
GVP Candidate

Dr. LaWana Richmond
San Diego Unified School Board, District E
GVP Candidate

Steve Padilla
Chula Vista City Council, District 3
GVP Candidate

Jack Shu
La Mesa City Council
GVP Candidate

Mark West
Imperial Beach City Council, District 2
GVP Candidate

Jane Lea Smith
San Dieguito Union High School District, Area 4
GVP Candidate

Katie Melendez
Vista City Council, District 3
GVP Candidate

Click below to see more details on these candidates.

Ghost guns — No serial number means no background check

Everything we’ve been working on in California for the last 30 years in gun violence prevention is being undermined by ghost guns. People who know me know that I’m not usually given to dramatic statements like that. But I’ve had my eye on ghost guns for years, ever...

GOTV 4 GVP — Getting Out the Vote for Gun Violence Prevention!

What if you opened your ballot this autumn and saw this question: Shall we eliminate gun violence in America?   □ Yes □ No For most of us, it would be easy to vote in favor of that, wouldn’t it? It’s a nice piece of wishful thinking, but things probably won’t go that...

If you’re a gun seller in this pandemic, business is great

Guns and ammo are leaping off the shelf. People can’t get enough of them. Customers are lining up outside the door, eager to buy a firearm, you know, just in case things go sideways and they have to defend themselves or their family. In March, more than 3.7 million...

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...

Statement AFter the Murder of George Floyd


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

SD4GVP is organized and run by the members of the San Diego chapters of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Brady — United Against Gun Violence.

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.

2019 Gun Homicides in America

American Children & Teenagers Shot in 2019

2018 Gun Suicides in America

SD4GVP Coalition Members


Donations through this site are used to support advocacy and education efforts of this coalition.

Note: As a 501(c)(4), donations to SD4GVP are not tax-deductible.


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