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Napa Valley Register

“Raising Red Flag Awareness”

By Paul Friedman

Published:  10/02/2021

Transition Virginia Podcast

“How Can We Fight Political Gridlock”

Published:  9/10/2021

Washington Post Opinion: A Better Justice System

By Paul Friedman

Published:  9/7/2021

Washington Post Opinion: Virginia can do better than keeping innocent people in prison

By John Grisham

Published:  8/29/2021

Fairfax County Press Release Announcing County Wide Awareness Campaign on Emergency Substantial Risk Order (ESRO) Law

Andy Goddard, Safer Country Advisory Committee member and father of Colin, who suffered serious shooting wounds at the Virginia Tech on 4/16/07, is the Legislative Director of the Virginia Center for Public Safety. After learning of the passage of this resolution, Andy sent his congratulations to Safer Country Executive Director Paul Friedman. “Paul, that is a remarkable achievement! Congratulations. Hopefully this concept will spread to other counties, as it will undoubtedly save lives. You must feel justifiably proud.”

Check out this article from the Alexandria, VA publication called The Zebra.

The story is about recent significant changes to gun laws which have been enacted by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Three years ago today, March 9, three courageous women were gunned down in Yountville, California – a town in Napa County. Their murders were preventable.

This is Safer Country’s Executive Director, Paul Friedman’s, commentary, which was published in the March 8, 2021 Napa Valley Register.

 

The Conversation with Andrew Goddard, Legislative Director, Virginia Center for Public Safety, and Paul Friedman, Executive Director, Safer Country, about VA gun laws.

Chapter 8
February 26, 2021

The Conversation with Andrew Goddard, Legislative Director, Virginia Center for Public Safety, and Paul Friedman, Executive Director, Safer Country, about VA gun laws.

Chapter 7
February 19, 2021

The Conversation with Andrew Goddard, Legislative Director, Virginia Center for Public Safety, and Paul Friedman, Executive Director, Safer Country, about VA gun laws.

Chapter 6
February 12, 2021

The Conversation with Andrew Goddard, Legislative Director, Virginia Center for Public Safety, and Paul Friedman, Executive Director, Safer Country, about VA gun laws.

Chapter 5
February 5, 2021

The Conversation with Andrew Goddard, Legislative Director, Virginia Center for Public Safety, and Paul Friedman, Executive Director, Safer Country, about VA gun laws.

Chapter 4
January 29, 2021

The Conversation with Andrew Goddard, Legislative Director, Virginia Center for Public Safety, and Paul Friedman, Executive Director, Safer Country, about VA gun laws.

Chapter 3
January 22, 2021

The Conversation with Andrew Goddard, Legislative Director, Virginia Center for Public Safety, and Paul Friedman, Executive Director, Safer Country, about VA gun laws.

Chapter 2
January 15, 2021

The Conversation with Andrew Goddard, Legislative Director, Virginia Center for Public Safety, and Paul Friedman, Executive Director, Safer Country, about VA gun laws.

Chapter 1
January 8, 2021

The Brady Podcast
December 7, 2020
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s “Red, Blue and Brady” video podcast discussion of how a law could have saved John Lennon’s life. This one-hour podcast features:  Kris Brown, President, Brady Campaign; Michael Epstein, Director, 2018 documentary John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky; Karl Rhoads, Judiciary Committee Chair, Hawaii State Senate; Paul Friedman, Executive Director, Safer Country; and the Red, Blue and Brady Hosts: JJ Janflone and Kelly Sampson.

On the Eve of the 40th Anniversary of John Lennon’s Murder:

Could A Gun Safety Law Have Saved the Beatle’s Life?

Tuesday, December 8 is the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder by a gunman. On Monday, December 7th, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s “Red, Blue and Brady” podcast will air ….  read more

Duty to Resist was co-produced by Safer Country in 2020 to express the need to stand up and speak out for change in our nation, particularly with regard to gun violence prevention laws.

September 29, 2020

The use of force by police is a critical issue in our world. Part of that is whether officers with guns are properly trained. Tune in to hear a stimulating conversation on this and related issues.

With the passage in Virginia of a substantial risk protection order law, Safer Country recognized that this law works best when the public is aware of it and takes advantage of it. Thus, Safer Country organized the first law enforcement forum on the subject right before it went into effect on July 1, 2020.

Recorded: June 25, 2020

Safer Country Launch Party
November 20, 2019

Pete Brodnitz, President Expedition Strategies
Mark Levine, VA Delegate, (D-45)
Mike and Kristin Song The Songs lost their 15-year-old son to an accidental gun shooting in a neighbor’s home and led a successful effort in Connecticut to pass “Ethan’s Law.”

Special Performance: “Duty to Resist” on guitar by singer/songwriter Dusty Horwitt

Held at the Alexandria home of Greg Parks and David Lord, Safer Country Advisory Committee member.

September 2, 2019

Safer Country’s first event honored Heather Heyer and those gunned down in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio in the summer of 2019.