Virginia Legislation

Virginia House Public Safety Committee Passes Seven Gun Violence Prevention Bills Washington, DC (January 24, 2020) — This morning, the Virginia House Public Safety Committee passed all seven gun violence prevention bills on the docket. These bills include establishing universal background checks, establishing an Extreme Risk Protection Order, establishing child access prevention laws, requiring lost …

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Extreme Risk Protection Order One Step Closer in Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 SB 240 Passes Senate – becomes latest gun violence prevention bill to pass Virginia Senate Richmond, Virginia (January 22, 2020) – The Commonwealth of Virginia took another step toward becoming the 18th state to pass life-saving Extreme Risk …

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Josh Horwitz Quoted in The Virginia Mercury

Virginia Senate passes red flag gun law after tightening due process protections Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the search warrant process envisioned under Virginia’s bill mirrors the red flag law in Florida, where the concept gained prominence after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School …

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Armed Insurrectionists Prompt Cancellation of Annual MLK Day Vigil

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the cancellation of the annual Martin Luther King Day Vigil and Day of Advocacy. We have chosen to cancel the event due to the ongoing, credible threats to public safety that …

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Gun Violence Prevention Measures Move in Virginia

Universal background checks, one-handgun-a-month, locality control pass Virginia Senate Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Today, the newly Democratic-controlled Senate in Virginia took a big step toward making the Commonwealth safer for citizens and visitors.  “Bills to establish universal background checks on all gun sales, re-establish the …

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Bills Reported Out of Committee Will Build A Safer Virginia

A new day in Richmond as the Democrats’ gun violence prevention majority takes first steps toward change Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “I’ve been testifying and speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee since my daughter was shot and survived in her Virginia Tech French class in …

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Historic Breakthrough on Gun Violence Prevention Funding

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence applauds the House of Representatives for prioritizing gun violence research. Washington, DC (December 16, 2019) — For more than two decades, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) have been left with a void in their research funding — funding …

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CSGV Applauds Kentucky’s Bipartisan ERPO Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Kentucky’s Bipartisan Hearing on Extreme Risk Protection Orders Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of State Affairs Jen Pauliukonis issued the following statement: “In our divided country, bipartisan compromise so often …

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Lawrence VanDyke Has No Place on a Federal Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Lawrence VanDyke Has No Place on a Federal Court Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Federal Affairs Dakota Jablon issued the following statement: “This morning, the Senate advanced the nomination of Lawrence VanDyke for a lifetime appointment …

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Senator Ernst’s Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Does Not Protect Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Senator Ernst’s Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Does Not Protect Women Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Federal Affairs Dakota Jablon issued the following statement: “This evening, Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Senate Republican version of …

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Mitch McConnell’s Failure on Full Display in Santa Clarita

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Political Communications Andrew Patrick issued the following statement: “This morning, Connecticut Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal took to the Senate floor to force a vote on universal background checks — …

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Victory in Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Gun Violence Prevention Propels Democrats to Power in Virginia Voters hold Republicans responsible for years of just offering “thoughts and prayers” Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “After my daughter …

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The first recipient of the Horwitz Public Health Award

UC Davis Psychiatrist Awarded For Advocacy, Education On Gun Violence Restraining Orders Amy Barnhorst, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at UC Davis Health and vice chair of Community Mental Health, is the first recipient of the Horwitz Public Health Award from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The coalition is the oldest gun violence …

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CSGV tweet included in Huffington Post Elijah Cummings Remembrance

Politicians, Celebrities Pay Heartfelt Tribute To Elijah Cummings Incredibly sad news. @RepCummings was an icon for justice and peace. He was a voice for voiceless and warrior for his city & community. He will be dearly missed in Baltimore, on Capitol Hill, and the entire nation. Rest in Power #elijacummings https://t.co/kOMdeZkGLp — Coalition to Stop …

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CSGV tweet included in Fox News Elijah Cummings remembrance

Elijah Cummings remembered by politicians, activists, celebrities In a Coalition to Stop Gun Violence tweet, the group called Cumming’s passing “incredibly sad news,” describing him as not only “an icon for justice and peace,” but a voice for the voiceless and a warrior for his city & community.” Incredibly sad news. @RepCummings was an icon for …

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “This morning, the nation woke up to the incredibly sad news that Congressman and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Elijah Eugene Cummings had died at the age of 68.  “Elijah Cummings was an icon in the fight for justice and peace. …

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CSGV/CJAF Joint Statement

Statement on the Fatal Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of African-American & Community Outreach Kayla Hicks and Executive Director of the Community Justice Action Fund Amber Goodwin issued the following joint statement: “As Black women who have worked on the issue of gun violence for years, we join with the …

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Lisa Geller on Dayton WDTN News

“It’s the every day gun violence. It’s the suicide. It’s domestic violence. It’s gun violence in communities of color,” said Lisa Geller, a policy analyst for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Traveling to Dayton from Washington, D.C., Gellar hopes to see legislative changes. “Gun violence should not be a political issue. We all want …

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DeWine’s Misguided Approach to Gun Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 DeWine’s Misguided Approach to Gun Violence Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of State Affairs Jen Pauliukonis issued the following statement: “Two months following the deadly shooting in Dayton where nine people were killed and 27 others were …

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Confirmed: The NRA is a Russian Asset

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Confirmed: The NRA is a Russian Asset Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Political Communications Andrew Patrick issued the following statement: “This morning Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the results of his yearlong investigation into connections between …

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