Four firearms bills advance in Virginia’s newly gun-free Capitol

Four firearms bills advance in Virginia’s newly gun-free Capitol “Clearly it’s a new day in Virginia when Senate Judiciary moves four bills,” said Lori Haas, Virginia director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “Elections have consequences, and they’re reacting to the mandate of the voters.”

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Lori Haas Quoted in The Washington Post

Guns banned in Virginia Capitol as Democratic majority takes first action on firearms “The other side is very, very, very ugly right now, and the threats are real,” said Lori Haas of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “I don’t begrudge them being careful.”

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Lori Haas Quoted in The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia Democrats vote to ban guns in state Capitol Lori Haas, senior director of advocacy at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the ban was long overdue. “It’s a return to normalcy,” she said.

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Josh Horwitz’s Op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Josh Horwitz column: The rhetoric of “Second Amendment sanctuaries” becomes increasingly dangerous

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Andrew Patrick on Sinclair Broadcasting

Number of gun background checks increase in November

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Lori Haas’ Op-ed in The Roanoke Times

The Second Amendment Sanctuary fairy tale

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Lori Haas’ Letter in The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star

LETTER: Editorial’s myopic view of gun violence epidemic

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Lori Haas in the Washington Post

In Virginia, and elsewhere, gun supporters prepare to defy new laws “The notion that law enforcement would not follow the law is appalling,” said Lori Haas, a longtime activist with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “I suspect that many of these counties and their elected officials are posturing in front of certain voters.”

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Josh Horwitz on 60 Minutes

A look at Red Flag laws and the battle over one in Colorado The Red Flag movement began after Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Mental health experts and gun safety advocates wrote a model law which most of the Red Flag states adopted. Among the authors was Josh Horwitz, who leads the coalition to …

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Lori Haas in the Virginia Mercury

As Democrats triumph in Virginia, pro-gun groups confront ‘worst scenario’ Lori Haas, a veteran gun-safety advocate whose daughter was wounded in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, said there may be some tweaks to the bills before the 2020 session begins Nov. 8. “I would be surprised if the entire package doesn’t pass,” said Haas, of …

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Lori Haas in the Houston Chronicle

Gun safety groups beat the NRA in Virginia. Next stop: Texas “People are tired and fed up that those in control — and at this point in time, Republicans — are doing nothing about this,” said Lori Haas, the state director of Stop Gun Violence, who has lobbied the state legislature on the issue ever …

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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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