CSGV in The Virginian-Pilot

These 10 new Virginia gun laws go into effect next week Democrat-led legislation had the backing of groups such as Moms Demand Action and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Republicans in the minority, meanwhile, loudly voiced their opposition alongside the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun-rights group that grew by several thousand members over …

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DC Statehood

A Historic Step: House Passes DC Statehood Act Washington, DC (June 26, 2020) — Today, the House of Representatives took an important first step towards the District of Columbia becoming America’s 51st state. HR 51 passed the House by a mostly party-line vote. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Federal Affairs Dakota Jablon issued …

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George Floyd Act

The Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Applauds House Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Washington, DC (June 25, 2020) — Today, the House passed HR 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill would implement much-needed reforms to American police forces through numerous policy changes aimed at strengthening …

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One-Gun-a-Month in Virginia

The Hail Mary Effort to Stop One-Gun-A-Month in Virginia Should Be Rejected Richmond, VA (June 25, 2020) — This afternoon a Virginia court will hear a challenge to halt Virginia’s recently passed one-gun-a-month law before it is supposed to take effect next week. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the …

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Lori Haas in The Roanoke Times

Democratic legislators take majority on tobacco commission, wipe out Senate GOP presence on some panels Northam also appointed Lori Haas, a mother whose daughter survived being shot at Virginia Tech in 2007 and Virginia state director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, to the crime commission. Haas has been a regular fixture at the General …

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Supreme Court

A Win For Safety: Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Any Challenge to Gun Violence Prevention Laws Washington, DC (June 15, 2020) — Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to take up any pending petition that would challenge or attempt to weaken gun violence prevention laws such as: may-issue public carry permitting laws, assault …

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California Microstamping

California Microstamping Bill Passes California Assembly Today, the California State Assembly passed AB 2847, which will encourage firearm manufacturers to incorporate microstamping technology into all models of semi-automatic handguns sold in California. Microstamping technology allows law enforcement to quickly link cartridge cases found at the scene of a crime to a specific firearm. For the …

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Lori Haas in The Daily Press

Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone named to Virginia crime commission Lori Haas, a gun control advocate since her daughter was shot during the mass shooting at Virginia Tech and the state director from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, was also named to the commission. “Public safety is more important than ever right now, and …

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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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