Ed Fund in The Huffington Post

Lawmakers Aim To End ‘Boyfriend Loophole,’ Keep Guns From Abusers The Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act aims to end what is commonly referred to as the “boyfriend loophole,” which historically has allowed convicted domestic abusers to buy or own firearms. Research shows that access to a gun makes it five times more likely …

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Lori Haas in The Alexandria Gazette

Controlling Gun Violence “It’s a conundrum why the House and the Senate didn’t want to take this up,” responded Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “Clearly there’s an appetite among the voters to regulate and ban semiautomatic assault-style rifles. Polling as recent as October showed overwhelming support for doing something …

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CSGV/EFSGV Report in USA Today

Young Black men and teens are killed by guns 20 times more than their white counterparts, CDC data shows Of all reported firearm homicides in 2019, more than half of victims were Black men, according to the study spearheaded by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Sixty-three …

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Lori Haas in WFXR

Bill to suspend gun rights for domestic assault convictions passes in Virginia Lori Haas with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence wishes the bill was broader but she’s still backing it. Haas has been fighting for gun control since her daughter was wounded during the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. “We know a history of violence …

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CSGV in Blue Virginia

Virginia is One Step Closer to Ensuring Prohibition of Guns at the Polls, Protection of Domestic Violence Survivors

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Lisa Geller Op-Ed in The Washington Post

Despite what people think, guns don’t make us safer The Feb. 5 news article “Background-check data shows U.S. gun sales skyrocketed in January” failed to debunk the myth that guns make you safer. Research overwhelmingly shows that gun ownership and easy access to firearms puts individuals at risk for firearm injuries and deaths. Specifically, firearms …

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Ari Davis on NBC4 Columbus, Ohio

Microstamps put serial numbers on bullets, but laws needed for new guns The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence announced on Tuesday that machines which create microstamps in new guns are ready to go into mass production. The machinery uses the same technology developed for medical devices and semi conductors, the coalition announced in a webinar. “Within hours, …

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Andrew Patrick in AL.com

Alabama GOP lawmakers push back against gun, security restrictions at Capitol following riot “Members of Congress – especially some of the new freshmen members – have not proven themselves credible when it pertains to the public safety of their colleagues,” said Andrew Patrick, spokesman with the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “Members of …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Examiner

Three gun control bills move to Virginia Senate “The strong gun violence prevention bills advancing to the state Senate today show that the majority of Virginia delegates are committed to protecting their constituents from the deadly gun violence epidemic that has plagued this state for too many years,” said Lori Haas, senior director of advocacy …

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Lori Haas in The Roanoke Times

Suicides at gun ranges lead to Virginia legislation to require background checks for gun rentals “Political discourse should be a free exchange of ideas,” said Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “Armed intimidation has no place in the political process.”

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Lori Haas in WAVY

Virginia House passes bill to prohibit firearms at polling places The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director of Advocacy Lori Haas issued a statement Monday evening on the House’s passage of the bill. “We are one step closer in ensuring the safety of voting – one of our most sacred rights with the advancement …

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Lori Haas on Virginia Public Media

Bill Seeks to Ban Guns on Capitol Square, Adjacent Streets Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence echoed Levine. “Political discourse should be free exchange of ideas,” Haas said. “And armed intimidation has no place in the political process.”

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CSGV’s Annual MLK Day Vigil on WAVY

Group against gun violence holds virtual vigil and advocacy day on MLK Day More than 1,000 people died because of gun violence last year in the commonwealth, according to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “These are humans, these are people these are fellow [men] in the commonwealth of Virginia,” said Lori Haas, with the …

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CSGV’s Annual MLK Day Vigil in Virginia Public Media

Car Caravans, Virtual Vigil on Low-Key Lobby Day Groups like Moms Demand Action and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence backed the Democratic push for new gun control legislation. The Coalition marked this year’s lobby day, which always takes place on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, with a vigil for the lives lost due to …

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CSGV’s Annual MLK Lobby Day on WDBJ

Virginia’s gun reform advocates go virtual for Lobby Day 2021 The 29th annual Virginia Vigil & Advocacy Day to Prevent Gun Violence took to Zoom Monday. Hosted by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and Virginia Center for Public Safety, advocates used the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Virginia officials on edge as pro-gun caravans prepare to gather in Richmond on Monday A slate of gun control groups is using the prospect of armed demonstrators milling around town to tout a proposal to ban the open carrying of firearms in Virginia. One of the groups, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, will push …

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Josh Horwitz on CAPRadio

After Months Of Demonstrations At Nevada’s Capitol, Officials Prepare For Possible Armed Protests According to Josh Horwitz, Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the assault on the U.S. Capitol was motivated by what he calls the “insurrectionist idea.” “It comes from the idea that within the Second Amendment there is an individual …

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Josh Horwitz in Newsweek

Man Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Nancy Pelosi Had 2,500 Rounds of Ammunition with Him “Trump has created from disparate groups a private army,” Joshua Horwitz, executive director of The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence said to Newsweek. “Now they have a common cause and now they have a general. When you have that type of …

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Josh Horwitz in The Huffington Post

‘The Bloodshed Could Have Easily Been Worse’: Rioters Came To Washington Heavily Armed “The bloodshed could have easily been worse,” said Josh Horwitz, a longtime gun control activist and the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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Lori Haas in WAVY TV

Virginia Crime Commission votes to recommend removal of mandatory minimum sentences The commission is made up of six democratic state legislators, one republican delegate, the Norfolk Chief of Police, the state director of The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and the Chief …

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