Virginia Appointment

Lori Haas Named to Virginia State Crime Commission Richmond, VA (June 9, 2020) — This afternoon, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam named Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas to the Virginia State Crime Commission. Haas previously served on the Virginia State Crime Commission under former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. The purpose of …

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Congressional Action on Policing Reform

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 Washington, DC (June 9, 2020) — Yesterday, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass, Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill would implement much-needed reforms to American …

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CSGV Responds to Unrest in Minneapolis and the Arrest in Killing of George Floyd

American Carnage Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Outreach and Equity Lauren Footman issued the following statement: The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence condemns violence in all its forms. We also understand the outrage of injustice. We applaud the arrest in the killing of George Floyd but fully recognize that justice is a long …

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Josh Horwtiz Op-Ed in New York Daily News

President Trump’s private insurrection army

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Dakota Jablon on Newsy

Has The Coronavirus Pandemic Impacted Gun Violence In America?

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Microstamping in California

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Strongly Encourages California to Pass AB 2847 This morning, the California State Assembly will hold a hearing on Assembly Bill 2847, which will incentivize firearms manufacturers to incorporate microstamping technology into firearms sold in California. Microstamping technology allows for law enforcement to quickly link cartridge cases found at the …

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Andrew Patrick in Mother Jones

How the NRA Is Using Coronavirus Fears to Drive Up Gun Sales

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CSGV condemns the murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence condemns the murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery Washington, DC — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence condemns the murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. A newly released video shows that on February 23, two armed white men pursued Arbery, who was Black, as he was jogging. An altercation ensued, and …

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The Insurrectionist Idea

Trump is Inciting Violence in Virginia, Elsewhere Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “This morning, the president endangered the lives and safety of officials in Virginia. His call to “Liberate Virginia” is a call to violence — make no mistake about it. These armed demonstrations calling on states …

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Lori Haas in Courthouse News Service

Virginia Gun Rights Groups Say Virus Restrictions Go Too Far

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Firearm Suicide: The Epidemic Within the Pandemic

Our four point plan to address firearm suicide during this period of isolation, economic uncertainty, elevated stress, and increased alcohol use. While COVID-19 is currently the most pressing public health emergency facing the nation, firearm suicide is an ongoing public health crisis that is exacerbated by COVID-19 and this time of self-quarantine. Even before this …

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Victory in Virginia

Governor Northam Signs Gun Violence Prevention Bills As expected, Governor Ralph Northam signed a slew of gun violence prevention bills into law today — a historic win for gun violence prevention in Virginia. The bills signed today include: Universal background checks Extreme Risk Protection Order Required reporting for lost & stolen firearms Locality control to …

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NRA in Turmoil

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Responds to Layoffs at National Rifle Association Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director of Advocacy Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Yesterday, we learned that the National Rifle Association (NRA) has laid off a significant number of employees from their national headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. In the midst of …

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COVID-19 and Guns

Guns Don’t Make You Safer Guns won’t protect us during this time of uncertainty. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “As the world faces the COVID-19 public health emergency, America is still grappling with another public health crisis: gun violence. Gun violence and the COVID-19 pandemic are inextricably …

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CSGV Tweet in Raw Story

Amnesty slams Trump for classifying gun stores as ‘essential businesses’ during pandemic

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2020 Endorsements

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Gun Violence Survivors, Speaker Pelosi, Congressional Allies Washington, DC (March 23, 2020) — Today, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence — the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization — endorses Speaker Nancy Pelosi, gun violence survivors,  and other congressional allies in the House and Senate. These gun violence champions …

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CSGV in USA Today

American’s oldest gun violence prevention group endorses Biden

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2020 Presidential Endorsement

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States Nation’s oldest gun violence prevention group enthusiastically supports Biden based on his decades-long commitment to gun violence prevention. Following the results of tonight’s primary elections, the 2020 Democratic primary has all but come to an end. It was a historic primary …

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A Historic Session

Massive Changes Coming to Virginia’s Gun Laws as Historic Session Comes to an End Richmond, VA (March 9, 2020) — During this historic session, the new Democratic controlled House of Delegates and Senate wasted no time in addressing one of the top concerns of the voters who sent them to Richmond: gun violence prevention. Lawmakers …

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Lori Haas Featured in The Roanoke Times

‘We’re not going away’: Virginia Tech families’ long fight for gun control

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