Gun violence prevention

Everyday, 100 Americans die from Gun Violence—and many more are injured. By advocating for common-sense gun safety measures and raising awareness about the issue, we hope to prevent the nation-wide problem of gun violence in the first place. It's a NEW AGE, it's OUR AGE, and it's time to end gun violence.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

ADVOCACY

National Legislation

H.R. 1287: No Guns For Abusers Act Of 2019

Background: House Bills

S.184: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act

Background: Senate Bills

State Legislation

A.B. 2061: Amendance of Sections 27310 and 30345 of the Penal Code relating to the Firearms Act

S.B. 55: Prohibition on Firearms

POLICY PROPOSALS

US: Centralization of Firearm Records

Law enforcement is extremely inhibited in combating the issue of gun trafficking because there is no central repository of firearm sales records, meaning tracing trafficked guns is a lengthy, inefficient process. In addition, the FBI is mandated to destroy background check records 24 hours after approval, prohibiting law enforcement from analyzing patterns in falsified background checks. Our solution is to repeal the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act of 1986 and amend Electronic Code of Federal Regulations Title 28 § 25.9 to allow the ATF to maintain a central repository of firearm sales records, and to mandate the FBI to maintain background check records indefinitely, consolidating them into the ATF’s central repository database.

CA: Firearm Anti-Trafficking, Ghost Guns

The term “ghost gun” is used by media, police, and sometimes the firearms industry to describe homemade weapons devoid of serial numbers or other identifying markings that enable them to be tracked to their maker, seller, or original owner. A ghost gun subverts the entire gun violence prevention system entirely — as it doesn’t automatically get stamped with a serial number, isn’t sold by a federally licensed dealer, doesn’t generate paperwork, and does not go through any background checks. This proposal addresses the production of these ghost guns in the following instances: when firearm dealers sell gun parts online, or in-person, in the form of frames, receivers, or kits, or when individuals download blueprints for firearms online and 3D print them. The scale of the problem in California is extensive, with the ATF reporting that a third of recovered firearms in CA are ghost guns. Because California’s loose laws on ghost guns perpetuate crime and violence, we propose a policy that would stop the exemption of ghost guns from current law, end online manufacturing, and roll back the proliferation of such weapons in the state.

Issue Team Events

Junior Class Presentations

MAP Gun Violence Prevention partnered with Mitty's Religious Studies department to give presentations on Gun Violence in America to the entire junior class. This was the first time MAP curriculum has ever been directly taught in AMHS classrooms, pioneering the way for Mental Health Reform's curriculum to be taught 2nd semester. This program was created and run by students, for students, to make everyone aware of how to end the issues that effect us.

Gun Violence Prevention Week

This is an annual trip to a farm in Watsonville where MAP members get a chance to witness the working and living conditions of farmworkers firsthand, as well as hear the stories of farmworkers.

March For Our Lives Walkout

This is an annual trip to a farm in Watsonville where MAP members get a chance to witness the working and living conditions of farmworkers firsthand, as well as hear the stories of farmworkers.

Junior Class Presentations

MAP Gun Violence Prevention partnered with Mitty's Religious Studies department

2019-2020 Leadership

Connor Martin

Lead

Anousha Athreya, Katie Anstett

Co-Lead

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