Our Mission

Dear Neighbor:

I would like to welcome you to Concerned Citizens Against Gun Violence. We are a grassroots organization in Northern Virginia working to reduce gun violence in our community and the nation. We came into existence in January 2013 in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Our group is made up of representatives from the business and religious communities, butchers, bakers, teachers, parents, senior citizens, retired military and others who have joined together to make our homes, schools, and all public venues in America safe from firearms.

We support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, but we also recognize, as does the United States Supreme Court, that there are limits to Second Amendment rights when it infringes on the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Our organization is currently seeking the support of our legislators in Congress for the following measures to reduce gun violence:

• Require that the purchaser must pass a background check prior to completing all sales and transfers of firearms. It must be universal and include online saleso and purchases made at gun shows.

• Prohibit the purchase, sale, importation and manufacture of ammunition clips and magazines containing more than 10 bullets.

• Ban assault style weapons that are not suitable for home defense, traditional hunting and target shooting.

• Make trafficking a Federal crime.

Your support of CCAGV can take many forms depending upon your interests, talents and time availability. Our weekly email updates will alert you to ways you can help with the following tasks: circulating petitions, raising funds, speaking to local groups, and recruiting new members. You can write CCAGV at: 

CCAGV also collaborates with other community organizations on common objectives. They include the Virginia Center for Public Safety, Million Mom’s March, Moms Demand Action on Gun Violence,  Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, OFAction, Project End Gun Violence, and others.

Thanks for Joining Us.

Ben Zuhl

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