Child Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means Safety Act Introduction

Following the introduction of the Child Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means Safety Act (H.R.5035) in the House, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) applauded its introduction and stressed the importance of suicide prevention and culturally appropriate lethal means safety counseling to help curb the public health epidemic of gun violence in the United States.

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2021 Virginia Special Session

Following the approval of the 2021 Virginia budget, gun violence prevention advocates celebrated $5 million that will be allocated to community gun violence intervention initiatives, but noted that it is only a first step.

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Lisa Geller featured in The Sacramento Bee

Two out of every three mass shootings analyzed in that paper were linked to domestic violence, said Lisa Geller, the lead author of the paper and the state affairs manager for the nonprofit affiliate of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Her team looked at shootings where four or more people died, not including the …

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Shooting at Nationals Park in Southeast DC

America’s Pastime WASHINGTON — Last night, baseball fans were sent scrambling in fear after hearing gunfire during the 6th inning of the baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres. Three people were injured in gunfire that happened outside the stadium and the game halted. The shooting at Nationals Park occurred the …

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CSGV Calls for Action Following Deadly July 4th Weekend

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Americans once again experienced the consequences of a deadly epidemic of gun violence. In response, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is calling for elected officials at the national, state, and local levels to respond to this public health crisis by immediately passing legislation and implementing proven policies that will end the carnage. The latest data on gun violence between individuals shows that at least 233 people were killed and 618 people were injured by gun violence over the holiday weekend. That figure does not include gun deaths by suicide, which typically account for the majority of gun deaths. 

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Bryan Barks Op-Ed in The Hill

With near-unanimous support, it’s time to pass universal background checks

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Bryan Barks Op-Ed in The Roanoke Time

Barks: Virginia Law Offers a New Tool for Self-Defense

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CSGV Statement on Biden Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

In response to today’s announcement of the Biden-Harris administration’s comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to gun violence, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement:

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Lisa Geller Quoted in MSN

Grad party shootings reminder of gun violence ‘epidemic’ for students, advocates Another issue is gun security, according to Lisa Geller, state affairs manager of The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a violence prevention organization. She said too many children have access to guns that aren’t secured properly. “About a third of American homes with kids do …

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Lisa Geller Quoted on ABC News

Shootings at graduation parties reminder of gun violence ‘epidemic’ for students, advocates Another issue is gun security, according to Lisa Geller, state affairs manager of The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a violence prevention organization. She said too many children have access to guns that aren’t secured properly. “About a third of American homes with kids …

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Safer States Initiative: Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Historic Set of Colorado Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Signed Into Law DENVER — As America marks Gun Violence Awareness Month, Colorado Governor Jared Polis took decisive action to keep Colorado families, communities, and localities safe from gun violence. Colorado has far too …

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We Remember Charleston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Six Years After Charleston Tragedy, It’s Past Time For Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence WASHINGTON — Today, America remembers and honors the lives and enduring legacy of the “Emanuel Nine.” A horrific act of life-ending violence occurred when …

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Lisa Geller Quoted in Ms. Magazine

Over Two-Thirds of Mass Shooters Are Domestic Violence Perpetrators “While there are several reasons this could be, it’s possible the intent behind the perpetrator of a DV-related mass shooting may be different than a shooter who seemingly targets victims indiscriminately in public places,” said Lisa Geller, lead author of the study and state affairs manager of Educational Fund …

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Terry McAuliffe Elected as Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

Tonight’s results reaffirm Virginia voters’ commitment to gun violence prevention.

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Josh Horwitz Quoted in the Associated Press

NRA’s gun rights message not slowed by legal, money troubles

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Josh Horwitz Quoted in The Baltimore Sun

‘Nobody would listen’: Six months before Maryland City quadruple shooting, victim was denied protective order Josh Horowitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said extreme risk protective orders require a more thorough examination of the subject’s background to determine if they’re a threat. But many abused women and men, including Hunnicutt, aren’t …

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#WearOrange Demands Action

As the nation marks Wear Orange Weekend (June 4-6) as the beginning of Gun Violence Awareness Month, over 100 Americans are dying from gun violence every day. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence released the following statement honoring the lives, families, and communities bearing the costs of the American epidemic of gun violence and calling for elected officials to take immediate action to pass gun violence prevention laws: 

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Lori Haas Quoted on NBC 12 Richmond

Gov. Northam signs gun violence prevention bill

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Ari Davis LTE in The Washington Post

A public health approach to ending gun violence

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Ari Davis Letter in The Washington Post

A public health approach to ending gun violence

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