Tim Carey LTE in The Washington Post

Another way to identify guns — and the dealers

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Lori Haas Letter in The Roanoke Times

Letter: A vote for Herring

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Ari Davis in The Kansas City Star

‘Turned my heart black’: Poverty and gun violence in one St. Louis man’s life Reducing gun violence is going to take policy change and large scale reinvestment in communities that were intentionally ignored for decades, said Ari Davis, a senior policy analyst at the nonprofit Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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Lori Haas on 13 News Now

Community organizations call for better gun safety in wake of Oceanfront shootings “It says gun violence in this country is an epidemic, it’s an emergency, it’s happening day in and day out. There are too many circumstances and types of gun violence, homicides, suicides,” Lori Haas, Senior Director of Advocacy for the Coalition to Stop …

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2021 Virginia Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Mark Herring for Re-Election as Virginia Attorney General Attorney General Herring possesses the experience and insight necessary to lead Virginia with a commitment to gun violence prevention RICHMOND — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is proud …

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Time for Action to Address Gun Violence in PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Philadelphia Shooting a Reminder of Pennsylvania Lawmakers’ Failure to Address Gun Violence WASHINGTON — We continue to await details following the shooting at a social club in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia Friday. We do know that around …

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Ed Fund mentioned in Washington Post

Lindsey Graham’s AR-15 scenario is not the reality of South Carolina gun violence Nonetheless, it’s what we have to work with. So how do those figures look in the context of gun violence in the state? Well, there were 1,012 gun deaths in South Carolina that same year, according to data from the Educational Fund to Stop …

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Lauren Footman in NJToday.net

Five dead, 22 injured one day of gun violence in America “Our nation has mourned the past week following the highly publicized shootings in Atlanta and Boulder,” said Lauren Footman, CCSGV director of Outreach and Equity, who is based in Greater Philadelphia. “We saw a return to the all too familiar media coverage and to the back and forth political …

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Overnight Mass Shootings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Overnight Shootings in Chicago, Philadelphia, Virginia Beach Are Reminders of Urgency to Address Community Gun Violence WASHINGTON — While we still await details in multiple shootings over Friday night into Saturday morning, preliminary reports indicate that three people …

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Lisa Geller on NBC 4

Mass shootings dominate the gun debate but are less than 1% of firearm deaths “The media tends to focus on these mass shootings because they are certainly what stands out and they seem like they represent the majority of gun deaths; they don’t,” said Lisa Geller, state affairs manager at the Coalition to Stop Gun …

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GVP Senate Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Julia Friedmann, West End Strategy Team jfriedmann@westendstrategy.com; 202.702.3302 Senate Takes a Step Forward to Keep Americans Safe Through Hearing on Legislative Solutions to Gun Violence Prevention Coalition to Stop Gun Violence calls on federal elected officials to enact policies guided by a public health and equity approach; …

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Ed Fund in The Associated Press

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, which is affiliated with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, last month released a report touting the technology’s potential to link cartridge casings recovered at crime scenes to specific firearms without having to recover the firearm itself.

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Boulder Grocery Store Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Boulder Grocery Shooting is Stark Reminder that Epidemic of Gun Violence Must be Treated as Urgent Public Health Crisis Coalition to Stop Gun Violence expresses deepest sympathy to survivors and families, calls for immediate federal and state action …

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Josh Horwitz on WSB-TV Atlanta

Georgia lawmakers push for waiting period to buy guns following Asian spa shootings “It seems the lethal mix of hate and firearms makes it so much more painful and so much more deadly,” said Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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Atlanta Spa Shootings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Calls for Meaningful Federal Action to Protect Americans from Guns Following Biden’s Atlanta Visit WASHINGTON — Following President Biden and Vice President Harris’ visit to the Atlanta communities that witnessed Tuesday’s horrific shooting …

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Ari Davis & Lauren Footman in the St. Louis Dispatch

Experts: Inconsistency in violence prevention programs can be the death of crime reduction efforts “To invest in a program one year, and build it out, and expect a reduction in that year, is setting up the program for failure and setting up expectations for failure,” said Ari Davis, senior policy analyst at the Coalition to …

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Andrew Patrick in The Dallas Observer

Republicans Push to Make Texas a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary State’ The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Andrew Patrick says Second Amendment sanctuary efforts usually happen on the county and city levels. The movement attracted national headlines in late 2019, when several counties across Virginia declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. Patrick described the trend as “essentially a ‘come-and-take-it’ …

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Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

U.S. House Passes Gun Violence Prevention Provisions Critical to Protect Women from Domestic Abuse VAWA reauthorization closes loophole allowing abusive dating partners access to firearms, includes CSGV-supported suicide prevention amendment for survivors of domestic violence WASHINGTON ­— The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence celebrates the passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 2021 (VAWA) …

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Dakota Jablon in Foreign Affairs

Murphy, Blumenthal, Himes Lead Introduction of Bicameral Legislation to Close Dangerous Loophole to Protect Domest Abuse Survivors “This bill will save lives by bridging the gap between our laws and the lived realities of millions of people confronting domestic violence,” said Director of Federal Affairs for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Dakota Jablon. “Intimate partner violence …

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Celebrating GVP Victories in Virginia

Media Contact: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311   ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** For Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT Online Briefing: Building a Safer Virginia: Acknowledging Gun Violence Prevention Victories in 2021  WASHINGTON — On Monday, March 15, at 5 p.m. EDT, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) will host a …

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