Category Archives: Mass shootings

Gun control links – renewed call to VOTE THEM OUT!

By Roger Straw

School shootings and other mass murders will never stop until we elect new leaders who are willing to stand up to the NRA.  Below you will find links to organizations dedicated to ending gun violence.  Many are focusing on electing new leaders who stand for change.  Please click on at least one today – sign a petition, make a contribution, join or start a new group.  Renew your commitment to resist!


Everytown For Gun Safety (


Guns Down America (

States United to Prevent Gun Violence (

States United to Prevent Gun Violence

Indivisible (

The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus (

Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (

California & Benicia

Bay Area Student Activists (

Bay Area Student Activists

Benicia March For Our Lives (




northbayneveragain (

Women Against Gun Violence (

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, California Chapters (

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence logo

    Eight mass shootings in California this year (1/1/18 – 5/18/18)

    By Roger Straw

    California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation.  And yet, in less than 5 months  so far in 2018, California has seen 8 mass shootings, killing 7 and injuring 32.  Three of these incidents took place in the Bay Area (source: Gun Violence Archive).  Even California’s laws need to be strengthened.  For California legislative issues, see

    Incident Date City Or County # Killed # Injured More info
    27-Jan-18 Los Angeles 0 5 View
    13-May-18 Stockton 3 2 View
    9-Apr-18 Vallejo 0 4 View
    20-Apr-18 San Francisco 1 5 View
    12-Mar-18 Modesto 0 4 View
    7-May-18 San Diego 0 5 View
    21-Mar-18 San Francisco 1 5 View
    13-May-18 Los Angeles 2 2 View
    Total 2018 as of 5-19-18   7 32

      High school students react, comment on latest mass school shooting

      From National Public Radio, NPR:

      The students behind the March for Our Lives movement, which started after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, sent a note of support, saying, “This is the most fatal shooting since the one at our school and tragedies like this will continue to happen unless action is taken.”

      One of the leaders of the group, Emma Gonzalez, added via Twitter, “Santa Fe High, you didn’t deserve this.”

      Video of student reaction, comments: Youth Radio.

      Here is a post from March For Our Lives on Twitter: