Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Bid to hold another massive pro-gun rally in Virginia thwarted when gun-control advocates got permits first Lori Haas of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, one of the groups that sought a permit for a demonstration that day, said there was no coordinated effort to block out van Cleave. “There’s nothing nefarious, nothing underhanded, nothing …

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Ari Davis in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Stronger firepower a factor in deadlier street violence, experts say Ari Davis, a policy analyst with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the regulation of large-capacity magazines in conjunction with violence intervention programs such as Cure Violence can reduce gun deaths. He cited research linking a rise in gun deaths to the 2007 repeal of a Missouri …

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Lori Haas on CBSN

Militias challenge gun laws in Virginia: “It’s about shooting tyrants in the face” Lori Haas, senior advocacy directory for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, says the militias’ stance is “the very definition of insurrectionism: ‘I don’t like the law, so I’m going to ignore it, and I’m going to use my gun to intimidate you.'” …

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Joe Biden Wins Presidency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2020 CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Pledges to Continue the Fight in Biden’s Administration President-Elect’s record suggests progress to come, but has years’ worth of damage to undo WASHINGTON — Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) Executive Director Josh Horwitz …

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CSGV statement on VA special session

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds New Virginia Laws That Will Help Build Trust in Police and Reduce Community Gun Violence Laws were passed during recent Virginia special session WASHINGTON October 30, 2020– In response to new laws passed during the recently ended Virginia General Assembly special session, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director …

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Josh Horwitz in The Huffington Post

The Push To Allow Guns At Polling Places Is Straightforward Voter Intimidation “Showing up with a gun with the intent to show it really violates the norms of our democracy,” Josh Horwitz, the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said in an interview. “There’s a continuum of intimidation,” Horwitz continued, and “a …

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GOTV for Gun Violence Prevention

In CSGV Video Interviews, Political Candidates Share Plans to Expand Gun Violence Prevention Efforts in Their Districts Get out the vote “tour” features candidates across the country, starting in Las Vegas and ending in Pittsburgh, coinciding with shooting anniversaries During the 2020 election season, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is interviewing candidates for political …

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CSGV Condemns Supreme Court Confirmation

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Condemns Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court Barrett’s support for an extreme interpretation of the Second Amendment will make Americans less safe WASHINGTON October 26, 2020 — In response to Senate Republicans’ rushed confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Coalition to Stop Gun …

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CSGV Report in The Daily Beast

Justice Barrett Will Declare Open Season on Gun Control Laws You might think that would be obvious, but only six states have such a clearly stated ban: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Some other battleground states lacking any laws to prevent firearms at polling places—North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin—do have tools to …

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Lori Haas in The Rappahannock News

Rappahannock shooting case expands to Warren County Lori Haas, a spokesperson for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a nonprofit gun control organization based in Washington, DC, explained the Virginia purchase process in a phone call. “The Rural King has a federal firearms license to sell guns,” Haas said. “They are required to run background …

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CSGV Report — Guns in Public: A Threat to Safety and Democracy

Report: States Should Prohibit Open Carrying of Firearms to Protect American Democracy Coalition to Stop Gun Violence calls for laws that disarm extremism by banning open carry and strengthening concealed carry laws WASHINGTON, October 22, 2020 — Three million Americans carry loaded handguns in public every day. 47 states allow for open carrying of guns in …

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Josh Horwitz Interview with The Guardian

‘Guns are a way to exercise power’: how the idea of overthrowing the government became mainstream

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Michigan Secretary of State Protects Fundamental Right to Vote By Banning Open Carrying Weapons at the Polls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: For Guns Down America: press@gunsdownamerica.org, 703-594-1787 For Coalition to Stop Gun Violence: Samantha Kupferman, skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 202-215-9260 Gun Violence Advocates: Michigan Secretary of State Protects Fundamental Right to Vote By Banning Open Carrying Weapons at the Polls Election season follows months of record gun sales driven by racial …

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Supreme Court Nomination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 202-215-9260 Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Refuses to Acknowledge That Voter Intimidation is Illegal Evasive answer raises concerns as Trump campaign flirts with armed intimidation at polling locations WASHINGTON — In response to a line of questioning from Minnesota …

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CSGV Report on CNN.com

States grapple with open-carry gun laws and the polls But many battleground states do not have the same restrictions. A recent study by Guns Down America and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, two gun-control advocacy groups, found that multiple battleground states have the ability under their state constitutions to prohibit firearms at polling places but have …

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Microstamping Discussion

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** FOR ONLINE EVENT Monday, October 5, 2020 1:00 p.m. PDT; 4:00 p.m. EDT Media Contact: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311 Monday: Online Discussion on Nationwide Impact of California’s New Microstamping Law Landmark legislation, just signed by California Gov. Newsom, sets a model for other states WASHINGTON – With California’s new …

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New Video from CSGV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Video: “We Are Not Safe in Donald Trump’s America” Coalition to Stop Gun Violence video highlights deadly gun violence epidemic on Trump’s watch, urges Americans to prioritize gun violence prevention when voting for president WASHINGTON — Donald Trump …

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CSGV Report in The Washington Post

Guns don’t belong near polling places. Right wingers want them there anyway. According to the head of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, referring to the possibility of gun carrying at election time, “I have no doubt that there will be guns added to that mix.” Fears of post-election violence are also growing.

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Josh Horwitz on NPR

Trump’s Calls For Poll Watchers Raise Fears About Voter Intimidation Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said he’s also worried about what might happen if some of those who come to the polls are armed. He noted the increased presence of armed militia at protests and political rallies around the …

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Supreme Court Nomination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 202-215-9260 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Urges Senate to Reject Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Who Could Destroy Gun Violence Prevention Progress WASHINGTON — In response to President Trump’s announcement that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney …

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