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Ghost guns — No serial number means no background check

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...

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Open Carry in a Time of Protest and Unrest

Open Carry in a Time of Protest and Unrest

Last weekend, civil unrest erupted during initially peaceful protests in La Mesa, California. A number of businesses were looted and two banks were burned to the ground. Reports have circulated in social media and in the Times of San Diego about some citizens,...

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Sustainable Development and Gun Violence Prevention

Sustainable Development and Gun Violence Prevention

The globally agreed-upon Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Association (UNA) are a powerful synergistic agenda addressing the root causes of violence. They emphasize the need to reduce inequalities, promote health and well-being, reduce poverty and...

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Pandemic Buying, and Safe Storage of Guns and Ammo

Pandemic Buying, and Safe Storage of Guns and Ammo

“It’s really getting tough out there. The shelves are empty. Nobody has rice or chicken or milk or even toilet paper. I’m really worried about how much longer this is gonna go on.” “You think that’s bad? I went shopping today and all I could find was .45 caliber and...

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How to Obtain a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO)

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...

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Gun Safety Laws Work. Here’s Proof.

Gun Safety Laws Work. Here’s Proof.

Second Amendment gun groups have been getting ink and airtime in local media lately. They’ve been claiming that recent mass shooting statistics in California somehow prove that sensible gun laws don't work. Their message is that, despite having some of the strictest...

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Gun Violence Survivors Are Everywhere

Gun Violence Survivors Are Everywhere

Some of the most dedicated advocates of preventing gun violence whom I have met are those who have been personally affected by it. Our epidemic of gun violence here in the United States has created a nation of survivors, and there are more of them every week. If you...

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Michael Bloomberg Comes to Town . . .

Michael Bloomberg Comes to Town . . .

. . . and spends time with San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention (SD4GVP). During his recent swing through Southern California, the Democratic presidential hopeful scheduled a campaign event at the home of Wendy Wheatcroft. Wendy is not only running her own campaign...

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