Amanda Chase is unfit to govern

“The latest incident with Senator Amanda Chase and her staff illustrate that the Junior Senator from Chesterfield is a danger to the safety of Virginians, both individually and the Commonwealth as a whole. Senator Chase is unfit to lead, unfit to govern, and unfit to be anywhere near the corridors of power in Virginia.

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CSGV Senate Testimony

As Congress and the Biden administration increase federal attention on gun violence prevention as a public health issue, Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution on Wednesday afternoon. Horwitz discussed how extreme risk laws (also known as “red flag laws”) can be used most effectively.

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DC Statehood Passes

As the House of Representative voted 216-208 to end the disenfranchisement of 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia, the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization urges the Senate to also recognize that without statehood, communities that disproportionately suffer the impact of gun violence are unable to act on lifesaving policy solutions. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) has been a longstanding and vocal advocate for enfranchising District of Columbia residents, and urges the Senate to end the injustice of denying congressional representation to DC citizens, a plurality of whom are African-American.

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Lethal Means Safety Training Act Introduced in Congress

Every day, 17 veterans die by suicide, 12 by firearm, as part of a quiet and escalating suicide crisis in the United States. Today, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) applauded federal lawmakers for addressing the suicide crisis among the nation’s veterans, including firearm suicide, by introducing legislation that provides greater training opportunities for health care providers to conduct lethal means safety counseling for veterans at risk of suicide.

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Response to George Floyd Murder Trial

As the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial was announced, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence welcomed the jury finding Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts and bringing a measure of accountability in the death of George Floyd.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Expert Briefing Best Practices for Extreme Risk Protection Orders; How They Differ From Court-Ordered Mental Health Treatment

In the aftermath of a shooter outside Indianapolis killing eight people, extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws across the country are being analyzed for the lifesaving value they can provide in preventing individuals at elevated risk of violence from acquiring firearms. In the case of this particular perpetrator, law enforcement had previously removed a gun from his possession due to mental health concerns raised by family members, but Indiana’s extreme risk law was not invoked to prevent the future acquisition of new guns.

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Marking 14 Years Since Shooting at Virginia Tech

As Virginia marks 14 years since the mass shooting at Virginia Tech, when an undergraduate student killed 32 people and wounded 17 others with two semi-automatic pistols, Virginia gun violence prevention advocates are noting the ways the terrible tragedy was a turning point that mobilized advocacy efforts and shifted the commonwealth’s political landscape to prioritize gun violence prevention policies and candidates who legislate to keep Virginians safe.

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Microstamping Technology Legislation Moves Forward

As the gun violence epidemic in America devastatingly claims nearly 40,000 lives each year, a growing number of states are introducing legislation to encourage the use of innovative microstamping technology to link cartridge casings left at shooting scenes to the firearm used in the shooting and trace it back to its first purchaser.

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National Public Health Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Applying a Public Health Approach to America’s Gun Violence Epidemic Washington, DC — This week, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence was proud to participate in National Public Health Week, an initiative …

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Gun Violence Prevention Executive Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 President Biden’s Gun Violence Prevention Leadership Means Congress Must Act CSGV welcomes Biden administration’s much-needed executive orders, celebrates inclusion of extreme risk protection orders WASHINGTON — The executive orders signed by President Biden are a positive, novel step forward in addressing America’s gun …

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Maryland Delegate to Join CSGV Board

As the nation continues to confront its deadly epidemic of gun violence, a Maryland State Delegate dedicated to reducing gun violence in all its forms has joined the board of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization.

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Tim Carey LTE in The Washington Post

Another way to identify guns — and the dealers

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Lori Haas Letter in The Roanoke Times

Letter: A vote for Herring

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Ari Davis in The Kansas City Star

‘Turned my heart black’: Poverty and gun violence in one St. Louis man’s life Reducing gun violence is going to take policy change and large scale reinvestment in communities that were intentionally ignored for decades, said Ari Davis, a senior policy analyst at the nonprofit Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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Lori Haas on 13 News Now

Community organizations call for better gun safety in wake of Oceanfront shootings “It says gun violence in this country is an epidemic, it’s an emergency, it’s happening day in and day out. There are too many circumstances and types of gun violence, homicides, suicides,” Lori Haas, Senior Director of Advocacy for the Coalition to Stop …

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2021 Virginia Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Mark Herring for Re-Election as Virginia Attorney General Attorney General Herring possesses the experience and insight necessary to lead Virginia with a commitment to gun violence prevention RICHMOND — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is proud …

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Time for Action to Address Gun Violence in PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Philadelphia Shooting a Reminder of Pennsylvania Lawmakers’ Failure to Address Gun Violence WASHINGTON — We continue to await details following the shooting at a social club in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia Friday. We do know that around …

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Ed Fund mentioned in Washington Post

Lindsey Graham’s AR-15 scenario is not the reality of South Carolina gun violence Nonetheless, it’s what we have to work with. So how do those figures look in the context of gun violence in the state? Well, there were 1,012 gun deaths in South Carolina that same year, according to data from the Educational Fund to Stop …

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Lauren Footman in NJToday.net

Five dead, 22 injured one day of gun violence in America “Our nation has mourned the past week following the highly publicized shootings in Atlanta and Boulder,” said Lauren Footman, CCSGV director of Outreach and Equity, who is based in Greater Philadelphia. “We saw a return to the all too familiar media coverage and to the back and forth political …

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Overnight Mass Shootings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Overnight Shootings in Chicago, Philadelphia, Virginia Beach Are Reminders of Urgency to Address Community Gun Violence WASHINGTON — While we still await details in multiple shootings over Friday night into Saturday morning, preliminary reports indicate that three people …

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