The Caliber Collection

These bracelets are making the rounds, and I really couldn’t love them anymore. As someone who lives Oakland, a city that, like Newark, is deeply affected by gun violence, I am and will continue to be a vocal supporter of passing much tighter gun laws, as well as of gun buy back programs like the one that this project supports.:

“Gun Violence is not something we have to accept, it is something we can do something about and our strategies can reap tremendous results.”
- New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker

“The Caliber Collection is made up of metal from 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department… The name Caliber was chosen for its two meanings; the caliber of a gun and how the caliber of a city is raised when illegal guns are taken off its streets.”

See more here.

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One Comment

  1. Posted May 8, 2013 at 15:04 | Permalink

    This weekend 210 guns were taken off the streets of Newark; 8 of them
    were high-powered assault rifles.

    These are 210 stories that
    that will now have
    different endings.

    This weekend’s Amnesty/Buy Back marked one of the proudest moments
    of my life. It is a moment that would never have been possible
    without all of you who heard about the Caliber Collection and wanted to be a part of
    real change.

    You helped give $60,000 to Newark so they
    could take more guns off the streets.

    Some of you may never walk the streets of Newark, or see the faces of
    those whose lives you have played a role in, but know, that today marks
    a new day for many families.

    Thank you for your continued support and for
    joining me in the belief that together we can work to change the
    caliber of America’s cities.