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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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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CSGV Las Vegas Vigil mentioned by Washington Post

Gun violence roils Virginia election — NRA puts ad on ice, gun control advocates cancel events Northam was scheduled Monday night to appear at a candlelight vigil for Las Vegas victims outside Alexandria’s city hall with Lori Haas, the mother of a Virginia Tech survivor and leader of the Virginia branch of the Coalition to …

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Lori Haas on WUSA 9

Virginia Tech survivor’s mom disgusted over lack of action on gun laws “This tragedy is just of such horrific proportions, the ripple effects are going to be broad. Many, many hundreds of communities are going to be affected by this one,” said Lori Haas. Her daughter was a student at Virginia Tech 10 years ago.

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Public Health Analyst Adelyn Allchin quoted in Metrowest Daily News

Legislation would allow guns to be seized when risk of suicide, other danger is shown  

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Executive Director Josh Horwitz quoted in the New York Times

After Scalise Shooting, a Twist: Lawmakers Want to Loosen Gun Laws

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Media Director Andrew Patrick Quoted in Ad Age Online

"Getting more people to understand and learn about the epidemic of gun violence in America is always moving the needle and it's always positive," said Andrew Patrick, media director at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The campaigns and videos around gun violence prevention help get people talking about the issue, he said, which usually gets more people voting to strengthen gun laws.

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General Counsel Kelly Roskam Quoted in New York Daily News

That share of gun deaths could only tick up as family dynamics change, said Kelly Roskam, general counsel for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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Media Director Andrew Patrick Quoted in The Independent

“The NRA wants to get a weapon that has a stealth capability onto the market,” Andrew Patrick, a spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, told The Independent.

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Executive Editor Bryan Barks Published in Vox

A voluntary no-buy list would be an appealing option for people like me — non-gun owners who recognize their own risk and want to protect themselves during periods of suicidality.

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Kelly Roskam quoted in New Mexico Political Report

“By removing guns from domestic abusers, this law would have helped protect the lives of New Mexican women,” Coalition General Counsel Kelly Roskam said in a statement. “Governor Martinez’s shameful veto of this life-saving bill implicitly denies the irrefutable link between guns and domestic violence.”

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Andrew Patrick quoted in Fox News

“The gun lobby is deceptively cherry picking this statistic to imply that overall gun deaths are down. In fact, the opposite is true,” Patrick told Fox News, saying that only “unintentional gun deaths” decreased. “It is obvious that the gun lobby is using this statistic because it’s the only one they can use to support their bottom line—the bigger picture reveals a steadily growing gun violence epidemic and the gun lobby is desperate to distract citizens from the truth.”

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Adelyn Allchin quoted in MLive.com

Yet another way to reduce gun violence: Pass laws prohibiting individuals at a high risk of violence from purchasing and possessing firearms -- such as individuals convicted of violent misdemeanors, domestic abusers, and individuals convicted of two or more DUIs, said Adelyn Allchin, a public health analyst for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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Josh Horwitz Op-Ed in The Hill

In his recent op-ed, “The mentally ill have gun rights, too National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Director Chris Cox defends the reversal of an Obama-era rule that prohibited those who have been diagnosed with certain mental illnesses and assigned a representative payee by the Social Security Administration from owning a firearm.

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Josh Horwitz Letter Runs in The Hartford Courant

Research shows that mental illness alone is not a significant risk factor for interpersonal violence, and an appointed representative payee tells us nothing about additional risk of violence. Rather than focusing on mental illness, we should advocate policies that use evidence-based risk factors for dangerousness, such as a history of violence or substance abuse.

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