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  • Gun Violence Research Center Coming To UC Davis' Sacramento Campus
    Posted in In The News on August 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Monday her intent to establish the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus under the direction of Garen Wintemute, an emergency department physician and recognized authority on the epidemiology of firearm violence who has conducted leading-edge research for more than 30 years. The new center, funded with an appropriation of $5 million over the next five years from the state of Californi... Read more

  • House Democrats demand gun control vote during recess
    Posted in In The News on June 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Doris Matsui and some of her fellow Democrats drowned out the acting speaker Tuesday afternoon during a brief, routine House meeting as they demanded a vote on gun legislation. The House has recessed until July 5, but meets for short "pro forma" sessions every few days in an effort to block the president from making recess appointments. Typically no legislative business or debate occurs during such sessions, and except for a member chosen as acting speaker, they are rarely attended by membe... Read more

  • After gun control sit-in, California House Democrats bring 'day of action' home to constituents
    Posted in In The News on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    Watching the Democrats’ sit-in on the House floor last week filled Mandy Pifer with pride — and the conviction that Congress will act on tougher gun violence laws. Pifer, whose boyfriend, Shannon Johnson, was killed in the San Bernardino shooting Dec. 2, had the chance to offer her encouragement in person Wednesday at a roundtable discussion on advancing gun control hosted by Southern California House members at Los Angeles City Hall. “Last weekend, I was watching the sit-in in the House. My hea... Read more

  • House Democrats: Our gun protest isn’t going away
    Posted in In The News on June 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    A handful of House Democrats renewed their floor protest of congressional inaction on gun control legislation Tuesday, shouting for recognition through a brief evening session and pledging afterward to continue their efforts to force votes on a “no fly, no buy” gun bill. But they stopped short of pledging a continued occupation of the House floor such as they did for more than 26 hours starting last Wednesday, forcing Republican leaders to start a planned holiday recess two days early. “We’re go... Read more

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