Proposition 63, The Safety for All initiative, gives California voters the opportunity to keep guns and ammo out of the hands of violent, dangerous, hateful people this November. This proposition:
- Removes illegal guns from our communities by ensuring that dangerous criminals and domestic abusers sell or transfer their firearms after they’re convicted.
- Requires any business that sells ammunition to report if their ammunition is lost or stolen.
- Requires people to notify law enforcement if their guns are lost or stolen.
- Ensures people convicted of gun theft are ineligible to own guns.
- Strengthens our background check systems and ensures that CA law enforcement shares data about dangerous people with the FBI.
Learn more and get involved with the campaign here: www.safetyforall.com
"After each horrific mass shooting that happens all too frequently, many Americans turn to social media to decry the nation’s lax gun regulations and the NRA’s influence on the political process. Next time you feel this way, do the minimum amount you should be doing to make sure you aren’t complicit: Make sure your own money isn’t invested in the gun industry.
A new campaign and website called Goodbye Gun Stocks makes it easy to make sure that your retirement funds and investment portfolios don’t contain stocks from gun and ammo manufacturers and retailers. It covers more than 12,000 stock funds (and Thrifty Savings Plans for federal employees) based on SEC data, which amounts to $5.9 trillion in investments. Of those assets, $17.3 billion is invested in the consumer gun industry—or 35% of U.S. stock funds. The popular Vanguard funds, for example, hold $5.9 billion in these stocks, the site says."
Unless you take action, your retirement plans probably involve a lot money from gun sales.
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he will lead the "Safety for All" Ballot Initiative in the State of California in 2016. The Safety for All Initiative is a package of commonsense gun reforms requiring instant background checks for purchases of ammunition, strengthening background checks for gun purchases, prohibiting possession of large detachable military-style magazines, and requiring the immediate surrender of firearms for people convicted of serious and violent crimes.
Learn more: signforgood.com/safetyforallpe...
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Here are 5 Steps You Can Take Today to Prevent Gun Violence
The spotlight fell once again on gun violence this week as President Obama unveiled new executive actions on Tuesday and…
Nations like Canada, England, and New Zealand manage to avoid most of the tragic loss of lives associated with our gun-based culture. How do we come to terms with it? We need to discuss this difficult issues from a variety of contexts. Churches, schools, gaming companies--even Hollywood itself!--might engage constructive dialogue on removing dangerous weapons from too ready access to trigger-happy citizens and the disgruntled, unwell. How do we do this?
Might some celebrities or movie stars who have acted in movies glorifying violence bravely become role models in showing why "there is a better way" without losing face? It might be Arnold or not. Or perhaps, they could "turn a new leaf" altogether and commit to never portraying such roles again.
Let's get creative; future generations deserve better. Let's start working on it today. I have only a few ideas, but admittedly no easy answers. I'm curious to hear from others first.
This week we saw two more mass shootings in the United States, and this article from the New York Times shows 2015 has seen more than one mass shooting for each day of the year. www.nytimes.com/2015/12/03/us/...
Please join me in supporting the Gun Buyback in San Francisco on December 12, a partnership between United Playaz, a local grassroots organization, the Mayor's Office of SF, SFPD and many more! Attached are details for the event. Any support is appreciated towards funding the event!
To make a tax deductible donation: www.unitedplayaz.org/
Or, you may mail a check to:
ATTN: Rudy Corpus Jr.
1038 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103.
Checks can be made payable to United Playaz with Gun Buyback in the memo.
For more information please contact Rudy at 415-573-6219 firstname.lastname@example.org
Unload your investments in gun companies. Pledge to take the first step towards gun-free investing. www.unloadyour401k.com #UnloadYour401k
#ImUnloading my investments of gun companies. Today, I pledge to take the first step towards gun-free investing. Unloadyour401k.com
Inspiring post from Gabby Giffords in the NYT today - www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/opi...
"We will seize on consensus where it exists, on solutions big or small. We will fight for every inch, because that means saving lives. I’ve seen grit overcome paralysis. My resolution today is that Congress achieve the same. How? Step by step: Enhance enforcement by passing a law making gun trafficking a serious crime with stiff penalties. Make it illegal for all stalkers and all domestic abusers to buy guns. Extend mental health resources into schools and communities, so the dangerously mentally ill find it easier to receive treatment than to buy firearms. And even as we lay the groundwork for expanding background checks, pass strong incentives for states to ensure the background-check system contains the records of the most dangerous and violent among us."