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Cruising for Peace Means No Shots Fired

Cruising for Peace Means No Shots Fired

Cruising around town in a stylish low rider on a Saturday afternoon? How does that prevent gun violence?

The recent Cruise for Peace was part of San Diego’s “No Shots Fired” program, which kicked off last spring when city government and law enforcement leaders called for peace and healing following a series of shootings. Dozens of low riders from clubs around San Diego joined the Cruise for Peace, escorted by the San Diego Police Department’s low-rider squad car.

No Shots Fired is a collaboration between the Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention, the Community Assistance Support Team, law enforcement and other city partners. Since March, community organizations have maintained an agreement with gangs in areas most affected by violent crime, such as Southeastern San Diego, for a six-month cease-fire.

SD4GVP attended as well. Our participation aligns with our belief that an effective way to prevent gun violence is through violence intervention programs.

GVP Groups Speak at Press Conference to Regulate Ghost Guns

GVP Groups Speak at Press Conference to Regulate Ghost Guns

Members of Brady, Moms, TEAM ENOUGH, and SD4GVP joined Councilwoman Marni Von Wilpert in promoting mandating serial numbers for ghost gun kits.

 

The press conference was held immediately preceding the City Council meeting to vote on a proposed amendment to the San Diego Municipal Code with the Eliminate Non-Serialized Untraceable Firearms (ENUF) Ordinance.

The ordinance passed with an 8-1 vote! It will go for a final vote in September. Common sense dictates that gun kits that are all but fully useable guns should be regulated the same as already-assembled guns. This closes a dangerous loophole that was allowing gun purchasers to circumvent the law and purchase guns without a background check and without serial numbers, making them completely untraceable. Thanks to today’s vote, this loophole will be closed.

 

Bring It to the Park — June 19

Bring It to the Park — June 19

Bring It to the Park

June 19, 2021

As part of this year’s Wear Orange commemoration, SD4GVP hosted a booth at Bring it to the Park.

Pastor Jesús Sandoval of Community Wraparound initiated Bring It to the Park to help communities take back crime-ridden public parks in neighborhoods around San Diego. This pilot event was at the Willie Henderson Sports Complex in Logan Heights.

Bring It to the Park

National Gun Violence Awareness Day — June 4

National Gun Violence Awareness Day — June 4

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

June 4, 2021

In a public event on June 4, Mayor Todd Gloria observed National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Mayor Gloria issued a proclamation at the event, with San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit, Congressman Scott Peters and City Council Member Sean Elo-Rivera. The officials presented on the city’s commitment to strengthening community work and tackling gun violence in our city.

Mayor Gloria presented the original of the proclamation to Stefan Abrams of March for Our Lives San Diego.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also known as #WearOrange Day, is honored every June. Wear Orange started after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was killed by a stray bullet in Chicago, one week after performing at President Obama’s second inaugural parade in 2013. Pendleton’s friends have preserved her memory every year by wearing orange, the color used by hunters to protect themselves.

 

 

San Diego Padres Game – June

San Diego Padres Game – June

San Diego Padres MLB Game

June 2021

As part of its Wear Orange events, SD4GVP hosted a table alongside other community groups at Petco Park during a regular-season Padres game.