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Tough Slog on the Marathon

Tough Slog on the Marathon

It has certainly been a tough couple of weeks, hasn’t it? December 4: Pearl Harbor, HI December 5: Miami, FL December 6: Pensacola, FL December 10: Jersey City, NJ The gun-violence prevention news has been uniformly rotten so far this month, and I almost hate to think...

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December Vigils — Hope and Remembrance Looking Forward

December Vigils — Hope and Remembrance Looking Forward

SD4GVP collaborates on two local vigils to commemorate the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. More than 90 gun-violence prevention groups across the country are holding vigils as well. The theme of this 7th annual vigil is...

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Gun-violence prevention and leadership

Gun-violence prevention and leadership

At a recent fundraising event for SD4GVP, Wendy Wheatcroft, one of the coalition’s founders, offered her perspective on leadership. It is surreal to stand up here and witness our success. It is humbling to continue to be a part of it. It is hard to find words that I...

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A Day at the Crossroads Gun Show in Del Mar

A Day at the Crossroads Gun Show in Del Mar

Above, Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA50) addresses opponents of the gun show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The Crossroads of the West Gun Show made its return to San Diego’s Del Mar Fairgrounds after a U.S. District Court judge issued an injunction allowing the show to continue...

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The Lockdown Generation

The Lockdown Generation

My son is 9. He told me he practices not crying during the drills because crying gives away your hiding spot. — Red The names we choose for each generation often speak to our nation’s history. After the war-winning Greatest Generation came the Baby Boomers. Then came...

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Don’t tell your teenagers about guns. Ask them.

Don’t tell your teenagers about guns. Ask them.

When your kids were four or five years old, discussions about guns were easier. Good guys, bad guys, yes, no… we could keep the rules simple. “Guns are dangerous.” Period. And if the situation ever got less clear, our advice was “When in doubt, ask a grown-up.” The...

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Hoping The Joker Doesn’t Get Too Wild

Hoping The Joker Doesn’t Get Too Wild

It’s truly sad that movie theaters have been a soft target since the 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” a Batman movie. But it’s downright depressing when your friend’s teenage daughter, who enjoys her part-time job...

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The Activism Marathon

The Activism Marathon

We've all been there — frustrated that things aren't happening fast enough when it comes to gun violence prevention (GVP). But the recent announcement from the Kroger Family of Companies reminded me that while things might not be happening overnight, they are...

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Let’s be honest and call this terrorism

Let’s be honest and call this terrorism

This letter to the editor ran in an op-ed feature of the San Diego Union-Tribune on Sep 7, 2019    Terrorism used to be something that happened on the news, in movies or video games. As a child, I couldn’t comprehend it. I knew that living in the United States...

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