2020 Endorsements

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Gun Violence Survivors, Speaker Pelosi, Congressional Allies Washington, DC (March 23, 2020) — Today, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence — the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization — endorses Speaker Nancy Pelosi, gun violence survivors,  and other congressional allies in the House and Senate. These gun violence champions …

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2020 Presidential Endorsement

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States Nation’s oldest gun violence prevention group enthusiastically supports Biden based on his decades-long commitment to gun violence prevention. Following the results of tonight’s primary elections, the 2020 Democratic primary has all but come to an end. It was a historic primary …

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A Historic Session

Massive Changes Coming to Virginia’s Gun Laws as Historic Session Comes to an End Richmond, VA (March 9, 2020) — During this historic session, the new Democratic controlled House of Delegates and Senate wasted no time in addressing one of the top concerns of the voters who sent them to Richmond: gun violence prevention. Lawmakers …

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ERPO Passes in Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Extreme Risk Protection Order Passes Final Hurdle; Heads to Governor Northam’s Desk SB 674 passes Senate by a vote of 21-20 with Lieutenant Governor Fairfax breaking tie. Richmond, Virginia (February 27, 2020) – Today, the Commonwealth of Virginia …

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Virginia Senate Punts on Assault Weapons Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2020   MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 828-712-7603  202-408-00610 Ext 1017  Virginia Senate Punts on Assault Weapons Ban Richmond, VA (February 17, 2020) — Today, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee voted to continue to next year HB 961 — legislation prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, high capacity magazines, and …

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Virginia Assault Weapons Ban House Passage

Assault Weapons Ban Passes Virginia House of Delegates Richmond, VA (February 11, 2020) — Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 961, prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, high capacity magazines, and bump stocks, by a vote of 51-48. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Virginia …

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Virginia Assault Weapons Ban

Virginia House Public Safety Committee Passes Bill to Regulate Assault Weapons and Other Lethal Accessories Richmond, VA (February 7, 2020) — Today, the Virginia House Public Safety Committee passed HB 961, prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, high capacity magazines, silencers, and bump stocks. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued …

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Virginia Legislation

Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Lost and Stolen Gun Bill Richmond, VA (February 5, 2020) — This evening, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 67, a bill requiring lost and stolen firearms to be reported within 24 hours. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Tracing firearms …

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Virginia House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee Passes Gun Violence Prevention Package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2020   MEDIA CONTACT: Beau Cribbs (on behalf of Andrew Patrick) beaucribbs@gmail.com 804-387-8161 Virginia House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee Passes Gun Violence Prevention Package Richmond, VA (February 4, 2020) – This morning, the Virginia House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee passed several gun violence prevention bills on the docket. These include a …

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Virginia Legislature

Virginia House Of Delegates Passes Huge Gun Violence Prevention Package Washington, DC (January 30, 2020) — Today, the Virginia House of Delegates made history. The new Democratic majority passed seven life-saving gun violence prevention measures. These bills include establishing universal background checks, establishing an Extreme Risk Protection Order, establishing child access prevention laws, requiring lost …

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Virginia Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Virginia Senate Votes To Remove Guns From Abusers SB 479 prohibits possession of firearms for those subject to a permanent protective order Richmond, Virginia (January 28, 2020) – The Commonwealth of Virginia moved again in the direction of …

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Lori Haas Quoted in The New Yorker

A NEW BACKLASH TO GUN CONTROL BEGINS IN VIRGINIA The rally ended at noon. By three in the afternoon, the armed groups had dissipated. As the light faded on the day, a small group of anti-gun protesters, fewer than a dozen in number and including the March for Our Lives youths, came to the capitol …

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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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Lori Haas Quoted in The Chesterfield Observer

Thousands rally at Capitol to protest gun control Because of safety concerns, gun violence prevention advocates called off the vigil they had planned to follow the VCDL rally. In a press release, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas stated they had “chosen to cancel the event due to the ongoing, credible …

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CSGV in GQ

That Pro-Gun Rally in Virginia Wasn’t Exactly “Peaceful” The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a group that had hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Richmond for 28 years, canceled its vigil. “Advocates have faced armed individuals trying to intimidate us each year,” wrote the group’s president, Lori Haas, in a press release. …

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CSGV in Slate

From Richmond to the Senate Chambers, Minority Rule Rules The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence had also planned to assemble and petition for gun-control legislation—as it had done in peaceful competition with gun-rights groups in previous years. This year, because of the threats of armed violence surrounding the gun-rights march, that gun-control demonstration had to …

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CSGV in The Atlantic

Guns Are No Mere Symbol But note who was not in Capitol Square on Monday. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence had also planned to assemble and petition for gun-control legislation—as it had done in peaceful competition with gun-rights groups in previous years. This year, because of the threats of armed violence surrounding the gun-rights …

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Lori Haas Quoted in The Washington Post

Virginia pro-gun rally: Despite anger, threats of insurrection, massive rally is carried out peacefully outside state Capitol Over the weekend, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence canceled its annual vigil and lobbying day because of “ongoing, credible threats to public safety,” according to state director Lori Haas. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) instructed all nonessential staff …

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