Proposition 63 Proponents File Court Brief Defending Voter-Approved Ban on Large Capacity Magazines

October 20, 2017 – Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence yesterday jointly submitted a friend of the court brief in a case seeking to invalidate Proposition 63’s ban on large capacity ammunition magazines. Lt. Governor Newsom, along with Giffords Law Center, were the authors and principal proponents of Proposition 63, which was overwhelmingly approved by California voters in November 2016.  The case, Duncan v. Becerra, seeks to und...

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Giffords Endorses Kate Brown For Re-Election

October 19, 2017 — Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, announced its endorsement today of Oregon Governor Kate Brown for re-election. As governor, Kate Brown has been a strong advocate for responsible gun violence prevention policies that have made Oregon safer.

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Gabrielle Giffords Responds to Maryland Shooting

October 18, 2017 — Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Co-Founder of the gun violence prevention organization Giffords, today responded to the tragic shooting at Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, MD that left at least three people dead and two others injured.

STATEMENT BY CONGRESSWOMAN GIFFORDS

“It’s unacceptable that here in America people go to work and fear getting shot. It’s unacceptable that schools are on lockdown because a d...

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RELEASE: Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly Announce Next Chapter in Movement to Save Lives: “Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence”

October 17, 2017—Today, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly announced that the movement they launched nearly five years ago will begin a bold new chapter, unveiling a new name for the organization, a comprehensive new website, and a renewed commitment to inspiring the courage of all Americans to fight gun violence. Americans for Responsible Solutions is now Giffords. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which joined forces wit...

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RELEASE: Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly Announce Next Chapter in Movement to Save Lives: “Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence”

Americans for Responsible Solutions is now Giffords. ARS PAC is now Giffords PAC. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is now Giffords Law Center.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2017 CONTACT: Katie Peters, kpeters@giffords.org

WASHINGTON DC—Today, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly announced that the movement they launched nearly five years ago will begin a bold new chapter...

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Gabby Giffords Applauds CA Governor For Signing New Bill To Close Hate Crime Gap In State Gun Laws

October 15, 2017 — Today, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Co-Founder of the gun violence prevention organization Americans for Responsible Solutions, applauded the signing by California Governor Jerry Brown of a new bipartisan, commonsense gun safety bill into law, which will close a gap in California law that permits individuals convicted of hate crimes to possess and acquire firearms within 10 years of conviction. The legislation, called The Disarm...

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Gabby Giffords Applauds CA Governor For Signing New Bill To Close Hate Crime Gap In State Gun Laws

October 15, 2017 — Today, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Co-Founder of the gun violence prevention organization Americans for Responsible Solutions, applauded the signing by California Governor Jerry Brown of a new bipartisan, commonsense gun safety bill into law, which will close a gap in California law that permits individuals convicted of hate crimes to possess and acquire firearms within 10 years of conviction. The legislation, called The Disarm...

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Week in Review: Oct 9-14

ADVOCATES IN ACTION

— Mark Kelly to Lawmakers Opposing Gun Laws: ‘You Should Quit’: Captain Mark Kelly sat down with POLITICO to discuss gun safety in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. Kelly said: “I think if you’re a member of Congress and you fundamentally believe laws don’t work, you should quit. I mean, you really should. You’re in the wrong job. And that goes for anything, including this issue.” Mark also noted that legislation matters. A ...

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As Support for Gun Lobby-Backed Bills Plummets, House GOP Looks to Deregulate Silencers

October 13, 2017 – A new report by McClatchy finds that despite plummeting support for the gun lobby’s dangerous agenda, the House GOP is looking to quietly advance a bill that would roll back an 80-year-old law that carefully regulates the sale of gun silencers. The news comes as recent polls by NPR/Ipsos, Pew Research Center, POLITICO/Morning Consult and Huffington Post/YouGov show a solid majority of Americans favor reasonable policy proposals...

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