Andrew Patrick in Fortune

Will Universal Background Checks for Gun Buyers Ever Become Law? Andrew Patrick, a media director for the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), said he was a bit optimistic about Trump seeking gun reform after this month’s mass shootings, and defying the NRA, which has recently undergone leadership and financial issues, because he thinks the president “hates to …

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Tragedy in Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2019   MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603   Tragedy in Texas Less than a month after the El Paso massacre, Texas is left reeling after another mass shooting.  Washington, DC (September 1, 2019) — A mass shooting in the cities of Midland and Odessa, Texas …

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Bryan Barks in USA Today

Are mass shootings a ‘mental illness problem’? Experts say the link is vastly overstated This sort of rhetoric is all too familiar for Bryan Barks, 27, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 19 and now works at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “I remember sitting in my bedroom in college, reading about …

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Lori Haas in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Crime commission wraps two days of gun hearings as advocates make their case Lori Haas, an advocate with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence whose daughter was injured during the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, also urged action, telling lawmakers she has spent a decade calling for legislation such as universal background checks. Advocates for …

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Andrew Patrick in Bustle

5 Senate Races To Watch In 2020 If You Care About Gun Safety Arizona’s 2020 Senate race will also be one to watch, according to Andrew Patrick, media director for The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Mark Kelly, a former astronaut, will be running against Republican Sen. Martha McSally. Kelly is married to former Rep. …

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Andrew Patrick in The Salisbury Post

Albemarle police chief to raffle AR-15 for fundraiser The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is a national organization that has been advocating for gun reform since 1974. Andrew Patrick, media director for the organization, said the gun raffle is an insult to people who lost their lives in mass shootings recently. “In the last two …

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Adelyn Allchin in The Washington Post

‘Red flag’ laws may play role in preventing mass shootings, study finds Adelyn Allchin, senior director of public health and policy at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the study lends credibility to arguments for widespread adoption of red-flag laws, even without an ironclad finding that California’s legislation averted shootings. “It’s really promising to …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Virginia’s Crime Commission kicks off hearings on mass shootings But Lori Haas, senior director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, was bluntly pessimistic about the proceedings. “It’s an absolute farce on the part of Republicans,” said Haas, whose daughter was wounded in the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. “I personally have been advocating and presenting …

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Lori Haas in The Virginian-Pilot

2 minutes to make your voice heard: public hearing on gun bills this week in Richmond Lori Haas’ strategy is a little different. As the state director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, she wants to focus the few minutes she has on addressing gun violence in all forms. “We know there’s no single …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Virginia Republican in close race now backs ‘red flag’ gun bill Lori Haas, senior director of advocacy for the Washington-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the legislation too closely resembles state mental health laws that are already on the books. “This is not an extreme risk law,” Haas said, using her organization’s preferred term for red …

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Andrew Patrick on Sinclair

Poll: Americans want action on gun control, but mixed on solutions “The Senate can take action,” said Andrew Patrick with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. He said lawmakers should pass universal background checks and fund gun violence protection research. “The House can come back and pass an assault weapons ban,” said Patrick.

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Andrew Patrick in Yahoo Finance

Walmart’s political group has given millions to GOP lawmakers who oppose gun control measures “It’s no surprise Walmart has backed candidates who’ve opposed commons sense gun reform,” said Andrew Patrick, media director with the advocacy group Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “They’ve tended toward the Republican side and that side has historically been opposed to …

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Lori Haas in The New York Times

‘Red Flag’ Gun Control Bills Pick Up Momentum With G.O.P. in Congress “You can call a law enforcement officer and say ‘Uncle Johnny’s in the backyard with a 12-pack of beer and six firearms,’ and they’re going to say, ‘Yes, ma’am, he’s not breaking any law. He doesn’t have a diagnosis of mental illness,’” said …

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Americans Living with Mental Illness Are Not Monsters, Mr. President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Americans Living with Mental Illness Are Not Monsters, Mr. President Trump distracts from the issue of gun violence and his own racist rhetoric by stigmatizing an entire population. Washington, DC (August 5, 2019) —  “Mentally ill monsters.” That is …

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Andrew Patrick on The Mike McFeely Podcast

McFeely Mess podcast: ‘We’re going to get to a place where we have the courage to do something about it’ Coalition to Stop Gun Violence says some states are taking action, but Congress must act to stop shootings Law enforcement near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting took place …

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Another Tragedy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Another Tragedy Already reeling from the horrific violence in El Paso, the nation wakes up to another mass shooting.  Washington, DC (August 4, 2019) — Another tragedy. This time in Dayton, Ohio. A white man wearing body armor armed …

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Andrew Patrick in The Detroit News

Michigan gun debate heats up after Ohio, Texas mass shootings Andrew Patrick, a spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, founded in 1974, said the mass shootings are part of a “public health crisis” in America concerning gun violence. When the organization was founded it was called the National Coalition to Ban …

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We Must Disarm Hate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 We Must Disarm Hate The tragic shooting at a Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas exemplifies the dangers of the president’s xenophobic rhetoric combined with our nation’s easy access to weapons of war.  Washington, DC (August 3, 2019) — Our …

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CSGV in MTV Online

A GUN STORE PUT UP A DANGEROUS BILLBOARD TARGETING ‘THE SQUAD’ The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence called the sign dangerous, “violent rhetoric,” and Muslim Advocates tweeted that, “In an age of white nationalist attacks and rampant gun violence, *this is not a joke.*”

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CSGV in Vox

This billboard is being criticized for inciting violence against “the Squad” The billboard immediately received backlash after it was shared online Sunday for inciting violence against the lawmakers, who say they have already been receiving numerous death threats. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence called the sign dangerous, “violent rhetoric.” The civil rights group Muslim Advocates …

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