#ConfirmChipman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Confirm David Chipman: Addressing our Gun Violence Epidemic Requires Strong Leadership at Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives WASHINGTON — In response to today’s Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing for David Chipman to become the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, …

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Congress Introduces Measures to Strengthen ERPO Laws

WASHINGTON — Federal lawmakers re-introduced innovative extreme risk protection order legislation to address America’s epidemic of gun violence that kills nearly 40,000 Americans every year. The legislation would create opportunities for states to apply for federal support to implement extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs). The legislation mirrors policy recommendations developed by a consortium of legal and public health experts convened by CSGV affiliate organization the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV) following the 2013 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have implemented these laws.  

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Josh Horwitz Letter in The Washington Post

The gun rights movement hasn’t weakened. It just changed.

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Cierra Hinckson Op-Ed in The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Lee, work for those who don’t benefit from permitless carry law

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TUES 5/18 at 5 p.m.: Opportunities to Enact Gun Safety Legislation in Colorado

DENVER — In Colorado, two people die daily from gun violence. On Tuesday, May 18, at 5 p.m. MDT, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) and Colorado Ceasefire will convene a panel featuring Colorado State Representatives Jennifer Bacon and Tom Sullivan to discuss opportunities to pass gun safety legislation in Colorado as well as recent legislative victories. Colorado Ceasefire is the longest-serving statewide, grassroots gun violence prevention organization in Colorado. 

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Josh Horwitz quoted on Fox 13

US averaging 10 mass shootings per week in 2021 so far, Gun Violence Archive says Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said that while “I always want the Biden administration to do more,” he doesn’t see a “lack of effort” from Democrats in Congress or in the White House.

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Andrew Patrick Quoted in Bethesda Magazine

The gun owner next door Nationwide, a rise in gun ownership also means an increase in suicides, says Andrew Patrick, director of political communications for The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), based in D.C. Most years, suicide accounts for nearly two-thirds of all gun deaths in the U.S., he says. But anecdotal evidence from …

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Lisa Geller Quoted in NBC News

Gun violence is up. It’s been up for more than a year. “If we’re talking about mass shootings, those tend to be left out because they’re seen as private events,” said Lisa Geller, state affairs manager at the nonprofit Coalition to Stop Gun Violence in Washington. “Some of these high-lethality events are inherently random, but …

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Amanda Chase is unfit to govern

“The latest incident with Senator Amanda Chase and her staff illustrate that the Junior Senator from Chesterfield is a danger to the safety of Virginians, both individually and the Commonwealth as a whole. Senator Chase is unfit to lead, unfit to govern, and unfit to be anywhere near the corridors of power in Virginia.

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Gun Violence Prevention Legislative Package Introduced in Colorado

Following last month’s mass shooting in a King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado residents have been urging action on gun violence prevention. In a state that has seen its tragic share of high profile shootings and a persistently high rate of gun suicides, Colorado legislators have heard the calls to action and introduced a comprehensive gun violence prevention legislative package that will address and reduce all forms of gun violence. 

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CSGV Senate Testimony

As Congress and the Biden administration increase federal attention on gun violence prevention as a public health issue, Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution on Wednesday afternoon. Horwitz discussed how extreme risk laws (also known as “red flag laws”) can be used most effectively.

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Josh Horwitz on Public Health on Call

“Red Flag” Laws: Extreme Risk Protection Orders and What Went Wrong in Indiana

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Josh Horwitz Quoted in The Indianapolis Star

Red flag law expert: FedEx shooting example of ‘devastating effect of a failure A red flag law expert testifying in front of a US Senate subcommittee on Wednesday said the FedEx mass shooting that took place in Indianapolis two weeks ago shows the “devastating effect of a failure” when a state’s red flag law is not fully invoked. …

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Lisa Geller Quoted in AOL.com

‘There are more targets’: Why gun violence has come roaring back in 2021 “If we’re talking about mass shootings, those tend to be left out because they’re seen as private events,” said Lisa Gellar, state affairs manager at the nonprofit Coalition to Stop Gun Violence in Washington. “Some of these high-lethality events are inherently random, …

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DC Statehood Passes

As the House of Representative voted 216-208 to end the disenfranchisement of 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia, the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization urges the Senate to also recognize that without statehood, communities that disproportionately suffer the impact of gun violence are unable to act on lifesaving policy solutions. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) has been a longstanding and vocal advocate for enfranchising District of Columbia residents, and urges the Senate to end the injustice of denying congressional representation to DC citizens, a plurality of whom are African-American.

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Lethal Means Safety Training Act Introduced in Congress

Every day, 17 veterans die by suicide, 12 by firearm, as part of a quiet and escalating suicide crisis in the United States. Today, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) applauded federal lawmakers for addressing the suicide crisis among the nation’s veterans, including firearm suicide, by introducing legislation that provides greater training opportunities for health care providers to conduct lethal means safety counseling for veterans at risk of suicide.

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Response to George Floyd Murder Trial

As the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial was announced, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence welcomed the jury finding Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts and bringing a measure of accountability in the death of George Floyd.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Expert Briefing Best Practices for Extreme Risk Protection Orders; How They Differ From Court-Ordered Mental Health Treatment

In the aftermath of a shooter outside Indianapolis killing eight people, extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws across the country are being analyzed for the lifesaving value they can provide in preventing individuals at elevated risk of violence from acquiring firearms. In the case of this particular perpetrator, law enforcement had previously removed a gun from his possession due to mental health concerns raised by family members, but Indiana’s extreme risk law was not invoked to prevent the future acquisition of new guns.

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Governor Polis Signs Safe Storage and Lost & Stolen Bills

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2021   Colorado Ceasefire Applauds Governor Polis Signing Life-Saving Safe Storage and Lost & Stolen Bills Into Law New laws encourage responsible gun ownership; but work still remains this legislative session Denver — Today, Governor Jared Polis took decisive action to further address Colorado’s gun violence epidemic. These two laws …

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Josh Horwitz Quoted in Associated Press

Biden’s Appeals for Action on Guns, Policing Face Reality Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said that while “I always want the Biden administration to do more,” he doesn’t see a “lack of effort” from Democrats in Congress or in the White House. “I think the key question is how …

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