Tag: Gun Safety

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Newsletter article CAG March 18, 2024
Arming Teachers Bill (HB 4299) “Thankfully Dead”
We're happy to report that HB 4299 was never put on agenda and, in the words of one sensible Senator, was reported as “thankfully dead.” More
Issues: EducationGun Safety
Newsletter article CAG March 3, 2024
Tell Your Senators: No Arming Teachers!
Schools should be safer; and there is plenty of research that shows how to make that happen, not arming teachers! More
Issues: EducationGun Safety
Newsletter article   February 15, 2024
Urgent: Oppose HB 4299 – Arming Teachers and Administrators
Any teacher, administrator or support staff member could apply to be an SPO, provided they have a valid concealed carry permit and have completed a new training program designed by the WV Department of Homeland Security. The not-yet developed training has NO minimum # of hours... but is capped at a MAX of 24 hours of training to put a gun in a teachers hand?! More
Issues: Gun Safety
Newsletter article   February 8, 2024
Keep Guns Out of Schools – Oppose HB 4299 with Moms Demand Action
HB 4299 passed the Education Committee about 10 days ago and as yet has not been taken up by the Judiciary Committee. Stay tuned for updates and calls to action. In addition to HB 4299 there are four other bills related to armed personnel that are not teachers. One of these, HB 4851, passed the House with a controversial amendment that limits some types of diversity training from the list of training that may be provided to school resource officers. More
Issues: DiscriminationEducationGun SafetyGun Violence
Action Alert   January 24, 2024
Urgent Partner Alerts: Keep Guns and Propaganda Out of WV Schools
Call to Action from Moms Demand Action: We received notice that HB 4299, the Arming Teachers and Administrators bill will be heard in the House Education Committee WEDNESDAY 1/24 at 2:00 p.m. Plus details and ways to take action on other bills soon to be considered by the full Senate, including SB 468, which would require West Virginia teachers to use curriculum developed by out-of-state, anti-science, anti-abortion extremists. More
Issues: EducationGun SafetyGun ViolenceKids and families
Action Alert   February 22, 2023
Tell Governor Justice to Veto Campus Carry; Public Hearing Friday on “License to Discriminate”
Yesterday, the House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed the Campus Self-Defense Act (SB 10), despite opposition from students and educators across the state. It now heads to the Governor's desk. Today the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee resurrected a version of a "license to discriminate" bill that was defeated in 2016. The committee announced a public hearing on the bill for Friday, Feb. 24 at 4PM. Details here on ways to take action. More
Issues: DiscriminationGun SafetyGun ViolenceInequality
Newsletter article   February 21, 2023
Good News on Insulin, Medicaid Buy-In Bills; Take Action to Stop Campus Carry
Contact House Health Committee Chair Delegate Amy Summers (R) Taylor Co. and ask her to move quickly to get the Insulin bill passed when it comes to the House! The sooner we get it on the agenda the more time we will have to get it passed. If your delegate is on the Health Committee, contact them as well to show your support! More
Issues: DiabetesGun SafetyHealthcareMedicaid
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 21, 2023
Week 6 Highlights & Actions: Black Policy Day, Campus Carry, Child Care Day
On Wednesday, February 15th was Black leaders and allies gathered at the state Capitol for Black Policy Day to raise awareness on the pressing policy issues impacting Black West Virginians. More
Issues: Covid-19Fair RepresentationGun SafetyInequalityKids and familiesReproductive Justice
Action Alert   February 14, 2023
Public Hearing on Campus Self-Defense Act – Feb. 15th, 9AM
The Judiciary Committee will host a public hearing on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 9 a.m. on S.B. 10 - Campus Self-Defense Act. Please attend and help protect our schools and our kids from guns and gun violence. More
Issues: Gun SafetyGun Violence
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 29, 2023
Guns in Schools
The WV Legislature's solution to gun violence: arm more ‘good guys’ to engage in shootouts when a gunman shows up at one of our schools or colleges. More
Issues: EducationGun SafetyGun Violence
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett June 24, 2022
Tobacco or Guns, Which is More Deadly?
This bi-partisan bill, if passed, would be the first piece of such legislation to move out of the Senate in this century. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it leaves much to be desired. More
Issues: Gun Safety