Injustice in Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org cell: 828-712-7603 Failure to Charge Police Officers Responsible for Killing Breonna Taylor Decreases Community Trust, Incites Subsequent Violence WASHINGTON — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Director of Outreach and Equity Lauren Footman released the following statement following the …

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CSGV Report in the New York Times

The study by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, one of the country’s oldest gun control organizations, and Guns Down America, a group that advocates reducing the number of guns in circulation, examined polling place laws in Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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Report: Gun danger at polls without action from states

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: For Guns Down: press@gunsdownamerica.org, 703-594-1787 For Coalition to Stop Gun Violence: Andrew Patrick, apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 New Report Highlights Need for Stronger Laws Against Guns at Polling Places in Swing States Election Season Follows Months of Record Gun Sales, Driven by Racial Animus; Voters in Michigan, North Carolina, …

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An Icon of Justice and Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; cell: 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Mourns Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Calls for No Vote on Replacement Until After Inauguration WASHINGTON — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence released the following statement following the death of …

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Armed Political Violence a Sad and Predictable Outcome of the Toxic Mix of Guns, Vigilantism, Insurrectionism Provoked by Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2020 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Cell: 202-215-9260   Armed Political Violence a Sad and Predictable Outcome of the Toxic Mix of Guns, Vigilantism, Insurrectionism Provoked by Trump WASHINGTON – In the past week, America has seen frightening examples of armed political violence in communities across the …

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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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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Passage of California Microstamping Bill, Urges Governor to Sign  

For Immediate Release August 28, 2020   CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Cell: 202-215-9260   Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Passage of California Microstamping Bill, Urges Governor to Sign   WASHINGTON — Today, the California State Senate passed AB 2847, a bill that strengthens the state’s existing Unsafe Handgun Act (UHA) and …

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Lethal Means Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; cell: 828-712-7603 Lethal Means Safety Training Act Would Improve Health Services for Veterans CSGV endorses H.R. 8084, for which it provided expert guidance WASHINGTON — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) and its affiliate the Educational Fund to …

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Kenosha Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org cell: 828-712-7603 Gun Violence Begets More Gun Violence After gun deaths in Kenosha, Wis., Coalition to Stop Gun Violence emphasizes dangerous cyclical impact of police violence WASHINGTON — Amid a deteriorating situation in Kenosha, Wis., a leading national gun …

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Justice for Jacob Blake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Alyson Malinger West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com cell: 917-935-7311 Accountability, Improved Police-Community Relations Critical After Police Shooting of Black Kenosha, Wis. Man Coalition to Stop Gun Violence calls for justice in shooting of Jacob Blake in front of his children WASHINGTON — On Sunday, police in Kenosha, …

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Bryan Barks op-ed in The Washington Post

Virginians need care — not cops — in a mental-health crisis

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Virginia Special Session on Criminal Justice & Policing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 CSGV Supports Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Priorities for Upcoming Special Session Policies reduce violence by combating systemic racism, advancing criminal justice reform, holding police accountable and reforming use of force WASHINGTON — As the Virginia General Assembly prepares to …

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Lori Haas in The Prince William Times

Virginia’s gun-control debate shifts to newly empowered localities “Many citizens in the Commonwealth are not gun owners and understand the risks of guns in too many places and the increased risk of injury or death from those firearms,” said Lori Haas of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “City and county boards are responding to …

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Dissolve the NRA lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 CSGV: NRA Members Should Walk Away Lawsuits shine light on NRA’s history of corruption WASHINGTON — Today, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association, laying bare the organization’s history as a …

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#STANDWITHOHIO

COALITION LAUNCHES NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO DEMAND OHIO GOV. DEWINE REJECT STAND YOUR GROUND LAW Today, a coalition of eight advocacy organizations launched a nationwide campaign calling on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to clearly and explicitly reject proposed ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation in Ohio. These laws have been pushed by the gun lobby since 2005 and …

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Passage of H.R. 7617

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2020   MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 Ext 1017 (o) 828-712-7603 (c) Washington, DC (July 31, 2020) — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7617, a six-bill appropriations minibus that includes Fiscal Year 2021 spending bills for the Departments of Defense, Commerce, Justice, Energy, Interior, Treasury, Labor, Health …

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Lori Haas op-ed in The Daily Press

Opinion: State activists proved that progress on gun violence is possible

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The Death of an American Icon

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Mourns Death of John Lewis Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “John Lewis was the greatest of America. His towering legacy drives our mission of nonviolence and pursuit of a more perfect union. The work of gun violence prevention — the work that …

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Virginia Background Checks

Background Checks Bill Upheld by Virginia Court Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director of Law and Policy Kelly Roskam issued the following statement: “The attempt by extremist gun groups to stop background checks was denied by a Virginia judge on nearly all counts. The people of Virginia spoke out in November, and the Democratically-led …

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Rev. James Atwood Obituary in Presbyterian Outlook

Gun violence prevention advocate Jim Atwood dies

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