GAGV Demonstrates on June 2, 2019 Gun Violence Awareness Day

On Sunday, June 2, National Gun Violence Awareness day more than 40 of our GAGV supporters joined us at the J.C. Nichols Fountain to demonstrate against gun violence. As you can see – we had some great signs – and got lots of positive honks and high fives. Even the police came to protect us!

Lock It For Love by Grandparents Against Gun Violence, Kansas City – Locked Guns Save Lives by Madison Mustoe

The video was created by Madison Mustoe, a multi-talented graduating senior from Shawnee Mission East High School. The three-minute video emphasizes the critical need for gun owners to safely store all firearms in their homes.

2018 Financial Overview and Accomplishments

Click to View GAGV 2018 Financials and Year in Review (PDF) Since GAGV began 5 1/2 years ago, we have grown from a group of 30 people, to an organization of more than 300 dues paying members and a database of 1,700 supporters who receive our information. We have worked hard to address the issue of gun violence in many …

Why Advocacy is So Important

Professor Donald Hedier-Markel spoke at our January 28, 2019 meeting and illustrated how the attitudes of gun owners have shifted through the years, and how much more active politically and financially they are than non – gun owners. See his presentation below.

Dec. 14 Vigil Commemorating the 6th Anniversary of Sandy Hook

GAGV was represented at the Dec. 14 vigil commemorating the 6th anniversary of Sandy Hook. Got lots of “honks” showing support for the cause. Hoping 2019 will be a turning point for serious conversation and action re sensible gun regulation. Six years after the tragedy we are still waiting.

5th Annual Community Forum

Though it was a very stormy Monday morning – the 5th Annual Community Forum proceeded without a hitch! We started just a few minutes late while waiting for attendees to arrive after braving the rain, road closings and more. We even had some walk-ins! There was a record crowd of almost 300 – and based on the comments and evaluations …