T. Christian Heyne
Legislative Assistant and Grassroots Coordinator
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
Christian Heyne has served as a Legislative Assistant and Grassroots Coordinator with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence since May 2010.
Christian grew up in Thousand Oaks, California, a city that is one of America's safest. He began advocating for better gun laws after his parents were shot on Memorial Day 2005 while returning a boat from a holiday vacation. His father survived multiple gunshots, but his mother was killed. Christian and his father, Tim, started a chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in Ventura County, where they helped to pass a number of local ordinances, including one that requires the reporting of lost and stolen handguns within the county. While attending California State University, Chico, Christian started the first collegiate chapter of the Brady Campaign. The chapter was able to raise awareness through lie-in events and other campus activities, and also lobbied in the state legislature for bills like AB 1471, which implemented microstamping technology as a crime-solving tool in California.
After receiving a Legal Studies Degree and a Paralegal Certificate from Chico State, Christian moved to Washington, D.C., where he now resides.
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