Bryan Barks Published in The Hill

Gun suicides can be prevented through voluntary self-prohibition “Voluntary self-prohibition would allow individuals at risk of firearm suicide to prepare for potential suicidal crises before they occur. The process, which would be confidential and require identity verification, could exponentially increase an individual’s likelihood of surviving a suicide attempt. Later, if individuals wanted to remove themselves …

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Josh Horwitz Published in The Hill

Five years after Sandy Hook, here are some actions legislators can take on guns We are proud of our progress. But we still have much work ahead. In 2017, approximately 38,000 Americans died from gun violence. We witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in American history. We read about countless victims of domestic violence killed by …

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Christian Heyne Published in the New York Times

Tackling Gun Violence  To the Editor: “The Pentagon’s Indifference to Gun Safety” (editorial, Nov. 29) makes strong points about the importance of improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. But to create real change, we must enact permit-to-buy policies; prohibit those with a history of violent misdemeanors, hate crimes and all domestic violence from …

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How Sandy Hook Changed Our Country

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 How Sandy Hook Changed Our Country Thursday marks the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — a national tragedy that sparked a movement for change. Washington, DC (December 13, 2017) — Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of …

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House Leadership Moves to Kill Fix NICS Act

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 House Leadership Moves to Kill Fix NICS Act House Republicans threaten bipartisan gun bill by tying it to extremist, NRA-backed legislation Washington, DC (December 5, 2017) — Today, Republicans in the House of Representatives Rules Committee combined the commonsense, bipartisan Fix …

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Josh Horwitz Published in The Hill

The path forward for democrats starts with gun violence prevention  

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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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Josh Horwitz Published in The Hill

Banning bump stocks is a start, but our efforts can’t end there

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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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