Bryan Barks Published in The Hill

Gun suicides can be prevented through voluntary self-prohibition “Voluntary self-prohibition would allow individuals at risk of firearm suicide to prepare for potential suicidal crises before they occur. The process, which would be confidential and require identity verification, could exponentially increase an individual’s likelihood of surviving a suicide attempt. Later, if individuals wanted to remove themselves …

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Josh Horwitz Published in The Hill

Five years after Sandy Hook, here are some actions legislators can take on guns We are proud of our progress. But we still have much work ahead. In 2017, approximately 38,000 Americans died from gun violence. We witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in American history. We read about countless victims of domestic violence killed by …

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Christian Heyne Published in the New York Times

Tackling Gun Violence  To the Editor: “The Pentagon’s Indifference to Gun Safety” (editorial, Nov. 29) makes strong points about the importance of improving the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. But to create real change, we must enact permit-to-buy policies; prohibit those with a history of violent misdemeanors, hate crimes and all domestic violence from …

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Josh Horwitz Published in The Hill

The path forward for democrats starts with gun violence prevention  

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Josh Horwitz Published in The Hill

Banning bump stocks is a start, but our efforts can’t end there

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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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