In what was one of Gays Against Guns most beautiful, significant, and collaborative actions yet, GAG members from the New York, New Jersey and Washington DC chapters joined forces with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and the National Action Network (NAN) at the “Unity Rally and 72 Days of Action on Gun Violence” and then staged its own moving, direct action in Washington DC on Saturday, August 27. The Unity Rally and 72 Days of Action on Gun Violence The rally, org
Based on the source research, there were 11 mass shootings in the US during the third week August, 2016. That is more than one a day. These shootings resulted in 36 wounded and 12 killed. One shooting alone, in Citronelle, Alabama, killed five adults. One of whom was five months pregnant. Source: https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data Browse the Timeline below for details of each shooting.
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Based on the source research, there were 17 mass shootings in the US during the second week of August, 2016. That is more than two a day. These shootings resulting in 59 injuries and 14 deaths. Source: https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data Browse the Timeline below for details of each shooting.
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James Militzer's piece "Weekly Roundup: The Death of a Salesman, a Megaphone for Mom, and a Target on BlackRock" summarizes our #dropthegunstocks demand. It also addresses BlackRock's (“BR”) insufficient response that was included in the Fortune Magazine article to our demand: BR argues that it is required to manage gun stocks/ funds. Read: our hands are tied. BR also argues that they are socially responsible as their actively managed portfolios which exclude firearms among
Following a well publicized action of a large email blast of demands to BlackRock's leadership and Board of Directors, Gays Against Guns made it another "Bad Day at BlackRock". Two NYC GAGgers stood outside @BlackRock HQ in midtown today and handed this flyer to 225 exiting employees. Some employees cheered, some said that management had instructed them to ignore us, some gave us BS reasons why BlackRock's "hands were tied" to divest from murder weapons. A few said that our
With a total of 59, there were almost two mass shootings per day in July in the United States. The map above provides an indication of the level and quantity of gun violence occurring each month. These shootings resulted in 249 wounded and 60 deaths. Among the deaths were three teenagers attending a house party in Mukilteo, WA, and Teqnika Moultrie who was visitng her fiancee's family in Ausitin, TX. Browse the Timeline below for details of each shooting.
At its bi-weekly open meeting last night at the LGBTQ Center in New York City, Gays Against Guns enlisted those in attendance to kick of its campaign to get BlackRock, the massive investment management firm headquartered in New York City, to divest in its portfolio of gun stock (#DropTheGunStocks). As reported by Bloomberg in their article “BlackRock Targeted by Gay Activists for Investing in Firearms” by Jeff Green “The Gays Against Guns protest will start with e-mailed dema
The in the June 27, 2016 edition, the New Yorker magazine published an excellent video and article which outlines the steps that the gun industry took to carve out a market for weapons in the United States. The video can be viewed here: http://video.newyorker.com/watch/how-the-gun-industry-sells-self-defense The article is here: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/06/27/after-orlando-examining-the-gun-business These pieces breakdown both the psychology of the buyers and,
The great folks of the New Jersey chapter of Gays Against Guns made a bold and brave statement on Sunday, August 7 by staging a demonstration at the New Jersey State Fair. The demonstrators walked the fairway. Some passed out copies of GAG’s recently published single-page factsheet to fairgoers. Others participated as “Human Beings”: the silent, spectral, white-clad and veiled walkers who attend in place of specific people killed in acts of gun violence in America. In a parti