CSGV Statement on the Fix NICS Act

  CSGV Statement on the Fix NICS Act Murphy-Cornyn bipartisan bill is a step in the right direction Washington, DC (November 16, 2017) — Today, legislators introduced the Fix NICS Act — a bipartisan gun violence prevention bill intended to improve the efficacy of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Currently, NICS is …

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In Their Home State, NRA Is Now Officially Toxic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 In Their Home State, NRA Is Now Officially Toxic National Rifle Association policies are unpopular and politically damaging; guns play huge role in Democratic rout. Washington, DC (November 8, 2017) — The National Rifle Association (NRA) lost on Tuesday. There is no …

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With Northam Victory, Gun Violence Prevention Is Clearly A Winning Issue

With Northam Victory, Gun Violence Prevention Is Clearly A Winning Issue Ralph Northam took a strong stance against the NRA on their home turn, it paid off. Washington, DC (November 7, 2017) — Tonight, Ralph Northam was elected the 73rd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) was an …

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Shame On Us

Shame On Us America moves on from the deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas, a month later, then Sutherland Springs happens. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “We just did this. “We went through the worst mass shooting in modern American history just over a month ago. Politicians …

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Statement from Lori Haas

After Las Vegas, Ed Gillespie Owes Virginians an Explanation Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas Calls on Gillespie to Release his NRA Questionnaire Answers Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “The National Rifle Association (NRA) and politicians beholden to them bear responsibility for …

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Josh Horwitz Quoted in Politico

NRA goes dark after Vegas massacre “Their plan is to avoid the media until the story passes and then figure out someone else to blame,” said Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Horwitz said the NRA’s response to mass shootings has remained virtually unchanged over the 28 years he has …

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Christian Heyne Quoted in The Hill

Dems plan to make gun control an issue in Nevada “We should continue to take these legislators to task, and if they vote the wrong way, like Kelly Ayotte, they’re going to be held accountable for those votes,” said Christian Heyne, legislative director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Heyne criticized Heller for what …

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Andrew Patrick on The Leslie Marshall Show

Las Vegas Massacre is a Uniquely American Tragedy

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Josh Horwitz Quoted in Yahoo News

Gun silencer bill tabled amid heavy scrutiny after Vegas shooting Josh Horwitz, the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a pro-gun-control nonprofit, said the sound of gun shots are a warning to people to take flight, find cover and protect themselves. Making silencers more readily available, he said, would cost lives. “The …

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Lori Haas Quoted in The New York Times

Democrats Bemoan Congress’s Inaction on Guns: ‘We Are Stuck’

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Christian Heyne Quoted in The Hill

Dems face pressure from left on gun control Christian Heyne, the legislative director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said no one bill will stop gun violence and said expanded background checks are a foundation for what he called other life-saving restrictions on firearms. At the same time, Heyne would like to see Democrats …

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Las Vegas Massacre

Las Vegas Massacre is a Uniquely American Tragedy As details emerge, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence issues initial statement on Las Vegas shooting In response to the Las Vegas shooting that left more than 50 dead and hundreds wounded, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “Days like …

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Christian Heyne Quoted in Buzzfeed

The House Was Expected To Vote To Deregulate Gun Silencers, But Now Its Future is Unclear “The silencer issue, we think, is a pretty transparent gift to the gun lobby,” said Christian Heyne, legislative director at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Heyne argued that if gun owners are genuinely concerned about hearing loss they …

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CSGV Las Vegas Vigil mentioned by Washington Post

Gun violence roils Virginia election — NRA puts ad on ice, gun control advocates cancel events Northam was scheduled Monday night to appear at a candlelight vigil for Las Vegas victims outside Alexandria’s city hall with Lori Haas, the mother of a Virginia Tech survivor and leader of the Virginia branch of the Coalition to …

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Lori Haas on WUSA 9

Virginia Tech survivor’s mom disgusted over lack of action on gun laws “This tragedy is just of such horrific proportions, the ripple effects are going to be broad. Many, many hundreds of communities are going to be affected by this one,” said Lori Haas. Her daughter was a student at Virginia Tech 10 years ago.

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Releases Virginia Endorsements

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Releases Virginia Endorsements Washington, DC (October 20, 2017)  — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) endorses the following candidates in the 2017 elections. Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam   Candidate for Governor Back in May, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence enthusiastically endorsed Ralph Northam for Governor of Virginia. Today, we …

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CSGV Advocates for Policies to Prevent Firearm Suicide as National Suicide Prevention Week Begins

CSGV Advocates for Policies to Prevent Firearm Suicide as National Suicide Prevention Week Begins Suicides account for nearly two-thirds of all gun fatalities; these deaths can be prevented by temporarily removing firearms from those in crisis. Washington, DC (September 10, 2017)  — As National Suicide Prevention Week begins, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) …

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Victory in the Northwest

Extreme Risk Protection Order Becomes Law in Oregon ERPO’s passage indicates growing support for data-driven gun policy. Salem, Oregon (August 16, 2017)  — Yesterday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed SB 719 into law. SB 719,  otherwise known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO), establishes a process to remove guns from individuals at risk of …

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Public Health Analyst Adelyn Allchin quoted in Metrowest Daily News

Legislation would allow guns to be seized when risk of suicide, other danger is shown  

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Violence in Charlottesville is a Product of NRA/Trump Hateful Rhetoric

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Violence in Charlottesville is a Product of NRA/Trump Hateful Rhetoric Charlottesville, VA (August 12, 2017)  —  Violence erupted today in Charlottesville, Virginia as white supremacist groups viciously attacked counter-protesters. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) extends our deepest …

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