Background Checks Bills Pass House of Representatives

Universal Background Checks on All Gun Sales & Charleston Loophole Pass U.S. House in Historic Win for Community Safety Overwhelmingly popular policies pass the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, move to Senate WASHINGTON (March 11, 2021) — Today, lawmakers in the House of Representatives took the first steps to enact the most significant pieces …

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CSGV in The Guardian

California attorney general cuts off researchers’ access to gun violence data And three national organizations – Brady United Against Gun ViolenceGiffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence – have prepared comment opposing the new rules, with two of the groups arguing that they would “obstruct the mission of …

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Tim Carey in the Associated Press

Maryland Bill Would Ban Firearms at Election Sites Tim Carey, from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill and said that guns have no place in politics. Maryland’s current laws already criminalize voter intimidation as well as prohibit carrying firearms on public school property, where many polling sites are held, …

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George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

U.S. House Takes Action to Reform American Law Enforcement WASHINGTON (March 4, 2021) — On Wednesday night, the House passed H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021. This bill would implement much needed reforms to American police forces through numerous policy changes aimed at strengthening accountability and rebuilding the trust that …

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Lori Haas on Delmarva Public Radio

Second Amendment Sanctuaries: A Fading Movement?

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Josh Horwitz & Kami Chavis Op-Ed in The New York Daily News

The insurrectionists’ calendar demands action on weaponry

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CSGV Report on Stand Your Ground Laws

Report: Stand Your Ground Laws Increase Gun Violence, Perpetuate Racial Disparities Report from Coalition to Stop Gun Violence details how stand your ground laws embolden armed vigilantes and most often benefit armed white men WASHINGTON– March 4, 2021– In recent months, Arkansas and Ohio passed stand your ground laws and over a dozen other states …

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Andrew Patrick in the Royal Examiner

Lawmakers launch new effort at tightening background checks on gun sales “Joe Biden ran on one of the strongest gun violence-related platforms of any candidate who’s run for president, especially in the general election,” said Andrew Patrick, director of political communications for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “He has supported extreme protection orders, universal …

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More Success in Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311 Virginia Prioritizes Gun Violence Prevention During 2021 General Assembly Coalition to Stop Gun Violence applauds the passage of legislation that will address the gun violence epidemic by strengthening public safety regulations, eliminating armed intimidation RICHMOND — Following the formal …

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Universal Background Checks Introduced in House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 828-712-7603 Universal Background Checks on All Gun Sales Critical to Address Gun Epidemic With reintroduction of overwhelmingly popular gun violence prevention proposal, Congress should move swiftly to enact life-saving background check legislation WASHINGTON — Today, gun violence prevention leaders in Congress introduced the bipartisan …

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Ed Fund in The Huffington Post

Lawmakers Aim To End ‘Boyfriend Loophole,’ Keep Guns From Abusers The Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act aims to end what is commonly referred to as the “boyfriend loophole,” which historically has allowed convicted domestic abusers to buy or own firearms. Research shows that access to a gun makes it five times more likely …

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Merrick Garland for Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Merrick Garland Uniquely Suited to Lead Department of Justice As domestic terrorism and insurrectionism have emerged as the top threat to America, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence urges Senate to confirm Judge Garland as Attorney General WASHINGTON — As Judge Merrick Garland’s …

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Lori Haas in The Alexandria Gazette

Controlling Gun Violence “It’s a conundrum why the House and the Senate didn’t want to take this up,” responded Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “Clearly there’s an appetite among the voters to regulate and ban semiautomatic assault-style rifles. Polling as recent as October showed overwhelming support for doing something …

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CSGV/EFSGV Report in USA Today

Young Black men and teens are killed by guns 20 times more than their white counterparts, CDC data shows Of all reported firearm homicides in 2019, more than half of victims were Black men, according to the study spearheaded by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Sixty-three …

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Lori Haas in WFXR

Bill to suspend gun rights for domestic assault convictions passes in Virginia Lori Haas with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence wishes the bill was broader but she’s still backing it. Haas has been fighting for gun control since her daughter was wounded during the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. “We know a history of violence …

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CSGV/EFSGV Analysis of 2019 CDC Firearm Mortality Data

Firearms Are Leading Cause of Death for Americans Ages 1-24, 1 in 10 Gun Deaths Are Children and Teens Report from Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is first major analysis of newly released CDC firearm mortality data WASHINGTON — February 23, 2021– The first major analysis of newly released U.S. Centers for Disease Control firearm …

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CSGV Launches Initiative to Support State, Local Leaders

Nation’s Oldest Gun Violence Prevention Organization Launches Initiative to Support State, Local Leaders The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Safer States Initiative will provide funding and additional resources to strengthen gun violence prevention efforts across the country WASHINGTON — The nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization is launching a new initiative to equip gun violence …

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Building a Safer Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311 Virginia is One Step Closer to Ensuring Prohibition of Guns at the Polls, Protection of Domestic Violence Survivors Coalition to Stop Gun Violence applauds the advancement of legislation to prevent armed intimidation of voters, prohibit gun purchases by domestic …

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CSGV in Blue Virginia

Virginia is One Step Closer to Ensuring Prohibition of Guns at the Polls, Protection of Domestic Violence Survivors

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The 2nd Impeachment of Donald Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org, 828-712-7603 The United States Senate Must Reject Political Violence; Convict Donald Trump As the second impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins today, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “The incitement to …

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