Insurrection in America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Insurrection is a Continuing Threat to Democracy; Urgent and Immediate Response is Needed Now President Trump Dangerous, Unfit to Lead; Law Enforcement Must Be Held Accountable; and Guns Must be Outlawed from Statehouses and Polling Places WASHINGTON — As the United States …

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CSGV Issues Support of DOJ Nominees

Gun Violence Prevention Group Strongly Supports Biden DOJ Nominees  CSGV: Selections underscore Biden’s commitment to restoring DOJ independence and addressing racial justice WASHINGTON January 7, 2021 – In response to this week’s announcement by President-elect Biden of key nominees for the Department of Justice, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the …

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The Insurrectionist Idea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Insurrectionism at U.S. Capitol Long in the Making, Endangers American Democracy WASHINGTON — In response to insurrectionists storming the U.S. Capitol today, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz, an expert on armed insurrectionist movements in the United States, issued …

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Ohio Stand Your Ground

#STANDWITHOHIO COALITION CONDEMNS GOV. MIKE DEWINE FOR SIGNING NEW, “STAND YOUR GROUND” LEGISLATION INTO LAW Columbus, Ohio – A coalition of Ohio-based and national advocacy organizations decried Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s signing of a dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill into law. This bill was signed by Governor Dewine at the end of the lame duck …

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DC Statehood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Now Is The Time for DC Statehood WASHINGTON — On the first day of the 117th Congress, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced the Washington, D.C. Admission Act of 2021, which would make the District of Columbia the 51st state. The Coalition …

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New 2019 CDC Data

New CDC Data Reveals Persistently High Rates of U.S. Gun Deaths WASHINGTON – The overall gun death rate in the U.S. increased 17% from 2010 to 2019, according to newly-released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A joint review of CDC data by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and sister organization …

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Joint Statement: #StandWithOhio Coalition

#StandWithOhio Coalition Calls on Gov. DeWine to Veto “Stand Your Ground” Legislation Columbus, OH – A coalition of Ohio-based and national advocacy organizations calls on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to veto any dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation that is sent to his desk. Rather than prioritizing Covid-19 relief for families even as an outbreak surged …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Bid to hold another massive pro-gun rally in Virginia thwarted when gun-control advocates got permits first Lori Haas of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, one of the groups that sought a permit for a demonstration that day, said there was no coordinated effort to block out van Cleave. “There’s nothing nefarious, nothing underhanded, nothing …

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Ari Davis in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Stronger firepower a factor in deadlier street violence, experts say Ari Davis, a policy analyst with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the regulation of large-capacity magazines in conjunction with violence intervention programs such as Cure Violence can reduce gun deaths. He cited research linking a rise in gun deaths to the 2007 repeal of a Missouri …

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Lori Haas on CBSN

Militias challenge gun laws in Virginia: “It’s about shooting tyrants in the face” Lori Haas, senior advocacy directory for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, says the militias’ stance is “the very definition of insurrectionism: ‘I don’t like the law, so I’m going to ignore it, and I’m going to use my gun to intimidate you.'” …

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Joe Biden Wins Presidency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2020 CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Pledges to Continue the Fight in Biden’s Administration President-Elect’s record suggests progress to come, but has years’ worth of damage to undo WASHINGTON — Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) Executive Director Josh Horwitz …

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CSGV statement on VA special session

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds New Virginia Laws That Will Help Build Trust in Police and Reduce Community Gun Violence Laws were passed during recent Virginia special session WASHINGTON October 30, 2020– In response to new laws passed during the recently ended Virginia General Assembly special session, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director …

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Josh Horwitz in The Huffington Post

The Push To Allow Guns At Polling Places Is Straightforward Voter Intimidation “Showing up with a gun with the intent to show it really violates the norms of our democracy,” Josh Horwitz, the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said in an interview. “There’s a continuum of intimidation,” Horwitz continued, and “a …

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GOTV for Gun Violence Prevention

In CSGV Video Interviews, Political Candidates Share Plans to Expand Gun Violence Prevention Efforts in Their Districts Get out the vote “tour” features candidates across the country, starting in Las Vegas and ending in Pittsburgh, coinciding with shooting anniversaries During the 2020 election season, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is interviewing candidates for political …

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CSGV Condemns Supreme Court Confirmation

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Condemns Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court Barrett’s support for an extreme interpretation of the Second Amendment will make Americans less safe WASHINGTON October 26, 2020 — In response to Senate Republicans’ rushed confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Coalition to Stop Gun …

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CSGV Report in The Daily Beast

Justice Barrett Will Declare Open Season on Gun Control Laws You might think that would be obvious, but only six states have such a clearly stated ban: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Some other battleground states lacking any laws to prevent firearms at polling places—North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin—do have tools to …

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Lori Haas in The Rappahannock News

Rappahannock shooting case expands to Warren County Lori Haas, a spokesperson for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a nonprofit gun control organization based in Washington, DC, explained the Virginia purchase process in a phone call. “The Rural King has a federal firearms license to sell guns,” Haas said. “They are required to run background …

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CSGV Report — Guns in Public: A Threat to Safety and Democracy

Report: States Should Prohibit Open Carrying of Firearms to Protect American Democracy Coalition to Stop Gun Violence calls for laws that disarm extremism by banning open carry and strengthening concealed carry laws WASHINGTON, October 22, 2020 — Three million Americans carry loaded handguns in public every day. 47 states allow for open carrying of guns in …

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Josh Horwitz Interview with The Guardian

‘Guns are a way to exercise power’: how the idea of overthrowing the government became mainstream

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Michigan Secretary of State Protects Fundamental Right to Vote By Banning Open Carrying Weapons at the Polls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: For Guns Down America: press@gunsdownamerica.org, 703-594-1787 For Coalition to Stop Gun Violence: Samantha Kupferman, skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 202-215-9260 Gun Violence Advocates: Michigan Secretary of State Protects Fundamental Right to Vote By Banning Open Carrying Weapons at the Polls Election season follows months of record gun sales driven by racial …

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