The first recipient of the Horwitz Public Health Award

UC Davis Psychiatrist Awarded For Advocacy, Education On Gun Violence Restraining Orders Amy Barnhorst, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at UC Davis Health and vice chair of Community Mental Health, is the first recipient of the Horwitz Public Health Award from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The coalition is the oldest gun violence …

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CSGV tweet included in Huffington Post Elijah Cummings Remembrance

Politicians, Celebrities Pay Heartfelt Tribute To Elijah Cummings Incredibly sad news. @RepCummings was an icon for justice and peace. He was a voice for voiceless and warrior for his city & community. He will be dearly missed in Baltimore, on Capitol Hill, and the entire nation. Rest in Power #elijacummings https://t.co/kOMdeZkGLp — Coalition to Stop …

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CSGV tweet included in Fox News Elijah Cummings remembrance

Elijah Cummings remembered by politicians, activists, celebrities In a Coalition to Stop Gun Violence tweet, the group called Cumming’s passing “incredibly sad news,” describing him as not only “an icon for justice and peace,” but a voice for the voiceless and a warrior for his city & community.” Incredibly sad news. @RepCummings was an icon for …

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Lisa Geller on Dayton WDTN News

“It’s the every day gun violence. It’s the suicide. It’s domestic violence. It’s gun violence in communities of color,” said Lisa Geller, a policy analyst for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Traveling to Dayton from Washington, D.C., Gellar hopes to see legislative changes. “Gun violence should not be a political issue. We all want …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Why Rep. Abigail Spanberger is all in on gun control Lori Haas, the Virginia state director at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, rejects the notion, once orthodoxy in Virginia, that conservative voters are against gun control. “Doing nothing has become so politically toxic to Republicans that they’re crossing the aisle and voting for Democrats,” …

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Lori Haas in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Campaign misfire, as Sen. Chase changes Facebook ad on gun groups Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, took the original statement personally. “When Senator Chase says she’ll ‘shoot down gun groups,’ she’s talking about me,” said Haas, whose daughter Emily was wounded in the shooting that killed 32 students and …

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Andrew Patrick in CNBC

Colt will no longer make AR-15s for civilians, but gun control advocates might not have much to celebrate “With the timing, it makes you scratch your head and wonder if they’re not serving the political winds around this issue,” said Andrew Patrick, director of political communications at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Colt was …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

‘Nobody needs a 100-round magazine’: Va. GOP candidate backs gun control Although a handful of Virginia Republicans expressed support for limited gun control, Kastelberg goes further than any of them, said Lori Haas, state director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Haas said she didn’t find Kastelberg’s stance surprising. “It’s not surprising in that suburban …

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Andrew Patrick in Conkrite News

House Panel’s Votes On Gun Bills Give Likely Preview Of Battles To Come Andrew Patrick, media director of the Coalition To Stop Gun Violence, said he believes the change among GOP senators is being driven by the public’s shift in the politics of the issue. “It is an issue that people are going to vote …

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Andrew Patrick in Fortune

Will Universal Background Checks for Gun Buyers Ever Become Law? Andrew Patrick, a media director for the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), said he was a bit optimistic about Trump seeking gun reform after this month’s mass shootings, and defying the NRA, which has recently undergone leadership and financial issues, because he thinks the president “hates to …

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Bryan Barks in USA Today

Are mass shootings a ‘mental illness problem’? Experts say the link is vastly overstated This sort of rhetoric is all too familiar for Bryan Barks, 27, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 19 and now works at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “I remember sitting in my bedroom in college, reading about …

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Lori Haas in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Crime commission wraps two days of gun hearings as advocates make their case Lori Haas, an advocate with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence whose daughter was injured during the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, also urged action, telling lawmakers she has spent a decade calling for legislation such as universal background checks. Advocates for …

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Andrew Patrick in Bustle

5 Senate Races To Watch In 2020 If You Care About Gun Safety Arizona’s 2020 Senate race will also be one to watch, according to Andrew Patrick, media director for The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Mark Kelly, a former astronaut, will be running against Republican Sen. Martha McSally. Kelly is married to former Rep. …

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Andrew Patrick in The Salisbury Post

Albemarle police chief to raffle AR-15 for fundraiser The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is a national organization that has been advocating for gun reform since 1974. Andrew Patrick, media director for the organization, said the gun raffle is an insult to people who lost their lives in mass shootings recently. “In the last two …

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Adelyn Allchin in The Washington Post

‘Red flag’ laws may play role in preventing mass shootings, study finds Adelyn Allchin, senior director of public health and policy at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the study lends credibility to arguments for widespread adoption of red-flag laws, even without an ironclad finding that California’s legislation averted shootings. “It’s really promising to …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Virginia’s Crime Commission kicks off hearings on mass shootings But Lori Haas, senior director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, was bluntly pessimistic about the proceedings. “It’s an absolute farce on the part of Republicans,” said Haas, whose daughter was wounded in the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. “I personally have been advocating and presenting …

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Lori Haas in The Virginian-Pilot

2 minutes to make your voice heard: public hearing on gun bills this week in Richmond Lori Haas’ strategy is a little different. As the state director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, she wants to focus the few minutes she has on addressing gun violence in all forms. “We know there’s no single …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Virginia Republican in close race now backs ‘red flag’ gun bill Lori Haas, senior director of advocacy for the Washington-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the legislation too closely resembles state mental health laws that are already on the books. “This is not an extreme risk law,” Haas said, using her organization’s preferred term for red …

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Andrew Patrick on Sinclair

Poll: Americans want action on gun control, but mixed on solutions “The Senate can take action,” said Andrew Patrick with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. He said lawmakers should pass universal background checks and fund gun violence protection research. “The House can come back and pass an assault weapons ban,” said Patrick.

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Andrew Patrick in Yahoo Finance

Walmart’s political group has given millions to GOP lawmakers who oppose gun control measures “It’s no surprise Walmart has backed candidates who’ve opposed commons sense gun reform,” said Andrew Patrick, media director with the advocacy group Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “They’ve tended toward the Republican side and that side has historically been opposed to …

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