Americans Living with Mental Illness Are Not Monsters, Mr. President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Americans Living with Mental Illness Are Not Monsters, Mr. President Trump distracts from the issue of gun violence and his own racist rhetoric by stigmatizing an entire population. Washington, DC (August 5, 2019) —  “Mentally ill monsters.” That is …

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Another Tragedy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Another Tragedy Already reeling from the horrific violence in El Paso, the nation wakes up to another mass shooting.  Washington, DC (August 4, 2019) — Another tragedy. This time in Dayton, Ohio. A white man wearing body armor armed …

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We Must Disarm Hate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 We Must Disarm Hate The tragic shooting at a Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas exemplifies the dangers of the president’s xenophobic rhetoric combined with our nation’s easy access to weapons of war.  Washington, DC (August 3, 2019) — Our …

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on Virginia Special Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on Virginia Special Session Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “The political cowardice and abdication of duty by Republicans in Richmond was on full …

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Virginia Beach Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Governor Northam’s Swift Action on Gun Violence The Governor’s declaration of a special legislative session in Richmond to address gun violence is exactly the leadership needed on this epidemic Richmond, VA— Tuesday …

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Virginia Beach Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Senator Tommy Norment Says It Is “Too Soon” to Talk About Gun Violence; For Thousands of Virginians — It Is Too Late The Senate Majority Leader’s tone deaf comments reveal how disillusioned leadership in Richmond is on gun violence. …

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Virginia Beach Municipal Building Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Virginia Republicans Have Failed the Commonwealth on Gun Violence News of a tragic shooting at Municipal Building in Virginia Beach illustrates Richmond’s inaction on guns Virginia Beach, VA— Late Friday afternoon, news broke of shooting at a municipal building …

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NRA in Turmoil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Dissolve The NRA Washington, DC — The chaos, infighting, and corruption at the National Rifle Association (NRA) are becoming more apparent by the day. Reports of out-of-control spending and self-enrichment by NRA officials reveal the NRA to be a …

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Andrew Patrick Quoted in Snopes.Com

Was the ‘Media Silent’ About a ‘Democrat Transgender’ Colorado Shooting Suspect?

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STEM SCHOOL SHOOTING VIGIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Condemns “Mental Health” Chants at Gun Violence Vigil Washington, DC — Recent reports show individuals at a vigil for the STEM School shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colorado walking out of Wednesday’s event. Individuals …

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Mental Health Month

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Month -- an opportunity for people across the nation to share their experiences, learn more about mental health, and actively work to destigmatize mental illness and help-seeking.

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UNCC Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 What Are You Doing to Stop Gun Violence? The daily epidemic of American gun violence is all around us. Every voter must begin holding officials responsible for their continued inaction. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Media Director Andrew Patrick …

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On the Columbine Anniversary, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Reflects

“Our thoughts are with the families of those killed and injured at Columbine High School 20 years ago and the community affected by the tragedy. Though we cannot possibly know the depth of your pain and grief, we stand beside you, determined to make our country safer for future generations.

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12th Virginia Tech Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Marks Virginia Tech Anniversary Washington, DC — April 16, 2019 marks the twelfth anniversary of the horrific shooting at Virginia Tech, during which 32 individuals were killed. At the time and for years …

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ERPO in COLORADO

“Extreme Risk Protection Orders are data-driven, life-saving tools that are essential in efforts to reduce American gun violence in all its forms. In addition to Governor Polis, we want to thank House Majority Leader Alec Garnett, Senator Lois Court, Senator Brittany Pettersen, and our friend and ally Representative Tom Sullivan for leading this effort. We also want to recognize the longtime leadership of Colorado Ceasefire as well as the tireless work from our partners at the Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, and the Marigold Project for their work and dedication in making this life-saving law a reality. This vital law will help save lives in the Centennial State.”

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From Our Sister Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Marks National Public Health Week Washington, DC — April 1-7, 2019 marks National Public Health Week — an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). This week provides a crucial opportunity to discuss …

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Passage of the 2019 Violence Against Women Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Passage of the 2019 Violence Against Women Act Landmark legislation reauthorization passes House of Representatives by a vote of 263 -158. Washington, DC (April 4, 2019) – Today, the House of Representatives took the …

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Gun violence themed comic book anthology benefits CSGV

Kickstarting “Every Day,” an anti-gun-violence comics anthology

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Josh Horwitz in GoDanRiver.Com

With no background-check infrastructure in place, ammunition purchases go under radar in Virginia Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said mandating background checks for ammunition would be difficult to implement. Bullets, he explained, are not serialized and are widely sold. “You do not have to be a federally-licensed …

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Andrew Patrick in The Columbus Dispatch

A year after ‘March for Our Lives’ to end gun violence, Parkland students see progress “I think the biggest impact was a change in the culture and politics around the issue,” said Andrew Patrick of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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