Tag: gun violence

Planners consider downtown sports store with indoor gun range

Planners consider downtown sports store with indoor gun range

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – People opposed to guns downtown filled the usually empty seats at the Planning Commission meeting, July 23. The reason is Brandon Varise’s proposal for Off Trail, a “flagship sporting goods store” at 604 Ferry Street would have a shooting range in the basement. Not all of the people who came to give […]

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Letter to the Editor: “More people die in swimming pools than from guns.”

Letter to the Editor: “More people die in swimming pools than from guns.”

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Editor: “More people die in swimming pools than from guns.” That odd bird of a statement was casually flipped into the fray of Brandon Varise’s recent “informational meeting” at City Hall regarding his application for a zoning variance to allow an indoor gun range within a downtown storefront he is developing in the former McMahon-Telfer […]

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U.S. Representatives address gun violence in town hall at AHS

U.S. Representatives address gun violence in town hall at AHS

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The U.S. House of Representatives likely would approve House Bill 8, which would strengthen background checks for gun sales, said its sponsor, Mike Thompson, who represents part of Martinez in the House. It has more cosigners than the minimum number of votes to pass, he said. Thompson (D-Napa) and U.S. Rep. Mark […]

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Thompson announces Gun Violence Prevention Task Force leaders

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force for the 116th Congress will have two new vice chairpersons and four new whips, Task Force Chairperson and U.S. Representative Mike Thompson has announced. Thompson, the Napa Democrat who represents a portion of Martinez, has led the task force since its establishment shortly after the tragic active shooter massacre […]

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U.S. Reps to lead gun violence town hall Feb. 9

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – U.S. Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif. 11) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif. 5) will lead a gun violence dialogue town hall Feb. 9 at Alhambra High School. Both DeSaulnier and Thompson have districts that include portions of Martinez. The announcement released by DeSaulnier said acts of gun violence have continued to impact communities across […]

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Bipartisan support for Thompson’s preventing changes to gun violence prevention legislation

U.S. Representative Mike Thompson, the Napa Democrat who represents part of Martinez in the House, said 131 Congressional members of both major parties support his effort to prevent last-minute legislative language, or “riders” he said could undo or prevent progress on his work to prevent gun violence. Thompson composed and sent his letter, with the […]

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