Josh Horwitz Quoted in Washington Post

Five states allow guns to be seized before someone can commit violence “I heard the [Broward County] sheriff lament the fact that he did not have the tools to remove the firearms from the shooter,” Joshua Horwitz, the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “Had he lived in one of those states …

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Josh Horwitz Quoted in Slate

Why It’s Legal for a Teen to Buy an Assault Rifle but Not a Handgun “With the rise of assault weapons in the 80s and 90s, the [1968] law was made obsolete,” says Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. As assault weapons became more popular over the next few decades …

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Josh Horwitz on Democracy Now

When Will This Stop? 17 Shot Dead in Florida School Massacre, the 18th School Shooting of Year

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Josh Horwitz Quoted in Washington Post

Five states allow guns to be seized before someone can commit violence “This morning I heard the sheriff [in Parkland] lament the fact that he did not have the tools to remove the firearms from the shooter,” Joshua Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said Thursday. “Had he lived in one …

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Andrew Patrick Quoted in Louisville Courier-Journal

But Andrew Patrick, media director for The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, expressed doubt about the ability of someone with a concealed carry permit to effectively handle a school shooting. “Police officers train hundreds of hours a week to handle these types of situations,” Patrick said. “I think someone who did 10 hours of training …

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Bryan Barks Published in Ms. Magazine

We Have the Tools to Help Young Women Survive This Gun Violence Epidemic

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Bryan Barks Published in The Hill

Gun violence prevention is a feminist issue

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Josh Horwitz Published in Newsweek

ENOUGH GUN VIOLENCE: 2018 IS THE YEAR AMERICANS SAY NO TO THE NRA

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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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