Nationally we need to have conversations on the subject of gun violence and its effects on society. Read this Stockton Record Guest Column by Adrienne Egeland.
View the slide show of the very successful 2016 “Not One More” event sponsored by Cleveland School Remembers / Draw it Out.
Cleveland School Remembers makes the Safety for All List
THE POWER TO SAVE LIVES IS IN OUR HANDS:
TOGETHER, WE CAN KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE.
More than 32,000 Americans lose their lives to gun violence each year. There have been 150 school shootings since Sandy Hook. Yet the NRA has obstructed even the most basic efforts to curb gun violence.
But in California, we can defeat the NRA in 2016 by going straight to voters through an historic ballot initiative. To win, we need your help. http://safetyforall.com/
Couple this with easy access to automatic weapons, and our society has real problems!
“The roster of America’s most notorious mass shooters is populated by young, angry men who regularly displayed antisocial behavior before they carried out attacks. Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodger, Charleston shooter Dylann Roof, and Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho had all been previously identified, by a parent, roommate, or school administrator as a threat.”
Democratic Congressman Jerry McNerney and Cleveland School Teachers rallied together in downtown Stockton on Tuesday afternoon to call for stricter gun laws.
Cleveland School Remembers, a local Stockton organization, joined with community members and Jeryy McNerney,for a vigil to honor victims and survivors of gun violence. http://fox40.com/2016/06/28/rally-honors-the-victims-survivors-of-gun-violence/
LET’S ACT NOW! MORE CROWDS, MORE POSITIVE ACTION!
Rep. McNerney to Attend Gun Violence Prevention Community Gathering
Stockton, CA – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) will join with Cleveland School Remembers and other community groups on Tuesday, June 28, for a vigil to honor the victims and survivors of gun violence, and to call on Congress to pass commonsense gun reform legislation.
WHAT: Community Gathering on Gun Violence Prevention
WHEN: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 5 p.m.
WHERE: DeCarli Plaza
El Dorado Street (across from City Centre Cinema)
Last week, Rep. McNerney joined with other House Democrats for a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to call for action on gun violence prevention legislation, including expanding background checks on all commercial gun sales to keep guns away from criminals, terrorists, domestic abusers, and other dangerous people. House Democrats are calling for June 29th to be a National Day of Action for gun violence prevention.
On average, 108,926 people are shot by guns every year and more than 30,000 people die from gun violence. Roughly 90 people are killed by guns every day, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.
“This is a difficult conclusion for people to understand, as I wrote this month in a story examining whether mass shooters are seriously mentally ill. Most, it turns out, are not. What are they? Psychopathic. Angry. Revenge-seeking. Jilted. Antisocial, not delusional.” Read the full story…https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2016/05/25/how-extreme-beliefs-not-mental-illness-often-fuel-mass-shooters/
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