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    Summary of the President’s Executive Orders to Address Gun Violence

Summary of the President’s Executive Orders to Address Gun Violence

The President is committed to using every tool at the Administration’s disposal to reduce gun violence. Unfortunately, many of the gaps in our country’s gun laws can only be fixed through legislation. That is why it is important for us to call, write, and email our legislators to demand that they take action to keep our families and communities safe! (more…)

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January 14th, 2016

Action Speaks Louder than Words

These elected officials say they care about gun violence, but their actions (voting records) say the opposite. WATCH the video: (more…)

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October 22nd, 2015
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    While Congress Sleeps and CA Governor Brown Hesitates, Los Angeles City Council Takes Action!

While Congress Sleeps and CA Governor Brown Hesitates, Los Angeles City Council Takes Action!

On October 6, 2015, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Paul Krekorian introduced a motion requesting a feasibility study and report on the effects of taxing sales on ammunition and guns sold in L.A. (more…)

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October 9th, 2015

Parents Shot by Their Toddlers

These parents were all shot by their toddlers. The top two died. Sadly, when adults leave loaded, unlocked guns accessible to children, they often become the victims. (more…)

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September 28th, 2015

Angel of Peace Awards

On September 21, 2015, the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles held their Angel of Peace Awards. Our founder, Ann Reiss Lane, was presented with the Angel Award by L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, our partner and a huge advocate for gun violence prevention. Mr. Feuer praised Ann for over 20 years of advocacy and legislation work, and called her “the most important voice in legislation and gun violence prevention in the city of Los Angeles.” Ann’s Angel award itself is a sculpture of an angel created by artist Lin Evola and made from melted down guns.

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer had this to say about Ann: “The lives you’ve saved, the communities you’ve helped, the legislation you’ve championed, the alliances you’ve […]

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September 22nd, 2015
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    How To Be An Armchair Activist for Gun Reform (in only 5 minutes a week!)

How To Be An Armchair Activist for Gun Reform (in only 5 minutes a week!)

We know you care about gun violence, but just aren’t sure what to do. We get it. Bad news is screaming at you every time you turn on the TV or radio. The gun violence stories are frightening and they overwhelm you. You’ve got a job, worries, kids or pets or older parents to take care of and you’re thinking, I feel terrible about gun violence but I’m just one person, what can I do?

How about one small thing? A lot of people each doing one small thing is what moves the world. We have broken it down and made it simple for you. From the comfort of your home, in your pajamas, or even from your phone while you’re riding on a […]

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August 31st, 2015

Courage in Action

Our board members and fellow activists, the Fosters, lost their 7-year-old son, Evan, to gun violence. Both Evan and their then 1-year-old son Alec were shot by men using high capacity magazines. Over 70 bullets were fired into the park where Evan was getting his soccer trophy. Now the Fosters’ son Alec, who survived the shooting and works alongside his parents as an activist, is going off to college. This family is a true inspiration. WATCH the video: (more…)

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August 20th, 2015

A Win for Gunsense!

Women Against Gun Violence was proud to stand with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on August 7, 2015, as he signed the measure to ban large-capacity magazines. (more…)

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August 10th, 2015

May 2015 Accidental Shootings of/by Children 16 & Under

This May alone, 43 children were shot, and 4 people were shot by small children — all due to the fact that negligent gun owners left loaded guns accessible to young children. While the NRA has previously stated that children should not be unsupervised around guns, they continue to lobby against laws requiring gun owners to safely store their weapons, and push for laws allowing children as young as 5 to have access to their own guns.

  1. AL 1yo shot in chest, airlifted to Atlanta hospital, condition stable.
  2. TN 4yo shot in leg.
  3. AL 2yo shot by dad cleaning gun.
  4. CA 13yo shot in head. Deceased. GoFundMe »
  5. FL 7yo girl, deceased.
  6. LA 4yo shot by […]
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June 1st, 2015

Why Guns on Campus Will Not Make Women Safer

Seventeen years ago, I was raped.
I had a gun in my purse.

I guess it seems fitting that I write this on March 6th, the 17th anniversary of “the trauma.” I should preface this by telling you that I grew up in a very ‘pro-gun’ home, raised by a full time police officer (my dad) and a reserve officer (my mom). At the age of seven, tucked in between gymnastics, ballet, and karate, I shot my first handgun. My dad called me a natural. On special occasions throughout my life, Daddy would take me to the police training center so I could get “real world” training. I consider the hours spent in this environment, along with the hours at the firing range, to have […]

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March 16th, 2015