New details show the Boston Marathon bomber got his gun through a private transfer from a heroin dealer. http://t.co/CAt4jGq967
BREAKING NEWS in Pennsylvania where there are reports of a shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. http://t.co/jHvrtvCKKh
Some really interesting statistics that shed light on where gun violence is happening and who it is happening to. http://t.co/GIg93uxGlV
Awful! A teenager isn't even safe on her own porch--Bemidji man charged with shooting girl on her deck-- http://t.co/riqchIvqec via @SFGate
Our children deserve so much more! http://t.co/pTcSYRlfTn
It seems like we have unintentional shootings involving youth happen almost daily. http://t.co/uKpdtsJyME
Awful story out of Alabama. Guns are not toys and should always be treated as if they're loaded! http://t.co/dPMOMofcGw
Umm, what???---NRA Floats Idea Of Kids Needing To Show Gun Proficiency "To Advance To The Next Grade"--http://t.co/pqCU9vrKur via @mmfa
BID on your chance to meet Megan Mullally backstage after a Broadway performance! #BidForBrady http://t.co/nFkwZ8R7wO
Wow. Interesting piece on how lax gun laws and bad-apple gun dealers are helping fuel violence in Latin America. http://t.co/j0pbsA6WSG

California Chapters

Latest Press Release

CA Governor Signs Bill to Strengthen “Unsafe Handgun” Law

California Brady Chapters support Gun Violence Restraining Order

2014 Election cycle

The California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence proudly ENDORSE the following candidates for the 2014 election cycle:

California State Senate

  • Roger Dickinson, 6th District
  • Bob Hertzberg, 18th District
  • Jose Solorio, 34th District

California State Assembly

  • Kevin McCarty, 7th District
  • Sharon Quirk-Silva, 65th District
  • Jim Wood, 2nd District

Other races

  • Sarah Boot, San Diego City Council District 2

2014 California Bills

See a list of state bills the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence support and oppose.

CA Schools Can Do More to Protect Students from Gun Violence!

Attention: Teachers, Parents, PTA, Principals, and School Superintendents!

The California Brady Campaign Chapters have launched a Safe Storage Saves Lives! campaign

SCHOOL OFFICIALS can help protect students from accidental and/or intentional shootings by reminding gun-owning parents they have a responsibility to safely store their firearms. There have been many instances of children bringing guns to school in California. Often the child has obtained the weapon from his/her home. It is the responsibility of school officials and parents to do everything possible to keep children safe at school. And, by law, it is the responsibility of parents to make sure their firearms are safely and securely stored. Read the full Safe Storage Saves Lives!

 

ABOUT CA CHAPTERS

California Brady Campaign Chapters educate and mobilize their communities to advocate for sensible responsible gun laws, regulations, and public policies at the local, state, and national levels.

We invite you to join us. You may want to become a member of a local Chapter, form a Chapter in your own community, be part of our email information network, or make a donation to the Brady Campaign. Whatever contribution you wish to make, your participation is welcome. Please contact us. We will direct you to members of our organization working in your own area.

Together, let's make the coming years a time when gun violence decreases dramatically and our communities in California become healthier and safer.

Click here to view or print a brochure about the California Brady Campaign Chapters and how to get involved.

You may also click here to view a video brochure of stories that honor loved ones killed by gun violence. Or click here to download a .pdf brochure of stories, funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF). Created in 1992 as a private, independent foundation, TCWF's mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

Best Regards,

Dallas M. Stout, Psy.D.
President, California Brady Campaign Chapters
  

Brady Campaign Applauds California’s Microstamping Law

 (Washington, DC)-- After years of countless delays, the cutting-edge ‘Microstamping’ law in California has recently gone into effect.  The law requires all new semi-automatic handguns to come equipped with technology that stamps each bullet casing with intentional markings that indicate the make, model and serial number of the firearm.  The legislation, authored by former Assembly Member Mike Feuer, was signed into law in 2007 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the implementation was delayed due to patent issues over the years.  The Brady Campaign and its California Chapters were instrumental in securing passage of the legislation and the bill was their top priority in 2007.  The legislation was also supported by 65 police chiefs and sheriffs throughout the state... Read More

 

California’s Gun Laws are Saving Lives

California has enacted the strongest firearm laws in the nation and consistently ranks #1 on the Brady Campaign’s annual state scorecards. California has done the best job in the country adopting laws designed to make it harder for criminals and other dangerous people to access dangerous weapons. Among other benefits, these laws have: helped combat illegal firearms trafficking, reduced firearm homicides and suicides, and enabled law enforcement to seize weapons from prohibited persons.

However, more must be done at both the state and federal levels to make our communities safer. Over 6,000 people are shot in California each year, nearly half of them die. In the U.S., firearm laws remain the weakest of all industrialized nations. Weak federal firearm laws undermine California’s efforts to reduce its gun violence. In spite of this, California’s gun laws have proved effective in saving lives. Read More

Protect Our California Veterans From Suicide

A GUN + Depressed Veteran can = Suicide

According to the Secretary for California’s Department of Veteran’s Affairs, 11% of active duty military entered the service from California. Therefore, we can expect an influx of recently discharged veterans to return to California in the next few years.

In a 2009 study conducted at Stanford University, the authors estimated that about 35 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, or about 700,000, will be diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Further, according to a report of the Veterans Administration, a diagnosis of PTSD is highly related to suicide among veterans. Since veterans have experience with guns and usually own guns, suicide with guns is highly likely. It is, therefore, paramount that educational programs be launched to inform the public and veterans groups of this relationship in order to reduce the incidence of suicide with guns among veterans. Read More

 

CONTACT CA CHAPTERS

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

California Brady Chapter volunteers are moms, dads, sons and daughters, grandmothers and grandfathers, friends and neighbors. They are all ages and from all walks of life. They are united in their commitment to stop the carnage and devastation from gun violence and to make their communities safe for children.

Whether you're interested in volunteering a couple of times a year or a couple of times a week, there's a place for you in the California Brady Campaign Chapters!

 

 

 

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For further information, please email: cachapters [at] bradymail [dot] org