Extreme Risk Protection Order One Step Closer in Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 SB 240 Passes Senate – becomes latest gun violence prevention bill to pass Virginia Senate Richmond, Virginia (January 22, 2020) – The Commonwealth of Virginia took another step toward becoming the 18th state to pass life-saving Extreme Risk …

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Josh Horwitz Quoted in The Virginia Mercury

Virginia Senate passes red flag gun law after tightening due process protections Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the search warrant process envisioned under Virginia’s bill mirrors the red flag law in Florida, where the concept gained prominence after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School …

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Lori Haas Quoted in The Chesterfield Observer

Thousands rally at Capitol to protest gun control Because of safety concerns, gun violence prevention advocates called off the vigil they had planned to follow the VCDL rally. In a press release, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas stated they had “chosen to cancel the event due to the ongoing, credible …

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CSGV in GQ

That Pro-Gun Rally in Virginia Wasn’t Exactly “Peaceful” The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a group that had hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Richmond for 28 years, canceled its vigil. “Advocates have faced armed individuals trying to intimidate us each year,” wrote the group’s president, Lori Haas, in a press release. …

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CSGV in Slate

From Richmond to the Senate Chambers, Minority Rule Rules The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence had also planned to assemble and petition for gun-control legislation—as it had done in peaceful competition with gun-rights groups in previous years. This year, because of the threats of armed violence surrounding the gun-rights march, that gun-control demonstration had to …

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CSGV in The Atlantic

Guns Are No Mere Symbol But note who was not in Capitol Square on Monday. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence had also planned to assemble and petition for gun-control legislation—as it had done in peaceful competition with gun-rights groups in previous years. This year, because of the threats of armed violence surrounding the gun-rights …

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Lori Haas Quoted in The Washington Post

Virginia pro-gun rally: Despite anger, threats of insurrection, massive rally is carried out peacefully outside state Capitol Over the weekend, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence canceled its annual vigil and lobbying day because of “ongoing, credible threats to public safety,” according to state director Lori Haas. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) instructed all nonessential staff …

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CSGV Quoted in Newsweek

NO GUNS ALLOWED AT VIRGINIA CAPITOL AS COMMONWEALTH GEARS UP FOR MASSIVE RALLY ON MONDAY The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a prominent gun-control advocacy group, announced it would cancel its Martin Luther King Jr. Day vigil and advocacy effort, which the group has co-hosted for nearly three decades, citing “credible threats to public safety …

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Lori Haas Quoted in The Grio

Concerns of public safety prompt cancellation of annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day vigil

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Lori Haas Quoted in The Washington Post

Richmond braces for giant gun rights rally on Monday The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence canceled its annual vigil and lobbying day, announcing the decision on Twitter “with a heavy heart.” The organization’s state director, Lori Haas, said it was because of “ongoing, credible threats to public safety that have been promoted … by gun …

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Lori Haas Quoted in US News & World Report

Virginia Bracing for a Fight Over Guns Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, says the group is canceling its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Vigil and Day of Advocacy, an event it has organized for nearly three decades. “We have received information that heavily armed white supremacists will be seeking …

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Lori Haas Quoted in TIME

Gun Rights Demonstration Appears to End Peacefully Despite Armed Protesters. Here’s What to Know About the Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond, Virginia At least one Virginia organization has canceled planned MLK Day-related events for fear of violence. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence announced Friday that an annual vigil and “Day of Advocacy” would would not …

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Lori Haas Quoted in The Washington Post

Richmond braces for giant gun rights rally on Monday The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence canceled its annual vigil and lobbying day, announcing the decision on Twitter “with a heavy heart.” The organization’s state director, Lori Haas, said it was because of “ongoing, credible threats to public safety that have been promoted … by gun …

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Lori Haas Quoted in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

As gun-rights supporters plan peaceful rally in Richmond, state warns extremists could pose threat. An event to advocate for gun-control measures and to honor victims of gun violence was canceled Friday afternoon by its organizers, the Virginia Center for Public Safety, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. …

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Armed Insurrectionists Prompt Cancellation of Annual MLK Day Vigil

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the cancellation of the annual Martin Luther King Day Vigil and Day of Advocacy. We have chosen to cancel the event due to the ongoing, credible threats to public safety that …

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Lori Haas Quoted in the Associated Press

Virginia’s highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally “Given the serious concerns about possible violence on Monday, we recognize that we can not guarantee the safety of the brave gun violence prevention activists and survivors who have fought so hard for this day,” said Lori Haas, state director of the Coalition to Stop Gun …

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Andrew Patrick in The Christian Science Monitor

What Virginia gun rally says about future of Second Amendment rights But to many other Virginians, the idea of a mass armed rally at the state capitol on a holiday devoted to civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. is its own form of tyranny – part of a growing “insurrectionist idea” in the U.S. That …

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CSGV Tweet in Yahoo Music

Eminem reenacts Las Vegas concert shooting in new ‘Darkness’ video while calling for better gun laws

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Lori Haas Quoted in The Wall Street Journal

Men Discussed Opening Fire at Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond, Officials Say “We are an organization that strives to promote public health and safety, and we cannot in good faith lead our supporters—some of whom are children and teenagers—into a violent, dangerous situation,” said Lori Haas, the coalition’s Virginia director. “We refuse to engage with those …

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Gun Violence Prevention Measures Move in Virginia

Universal background checks, one-handgun-a-month, locality control pass Virginia Senate Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Today, the newly Democratic-controlled Senate in Virginia took a big step toward making the Commonwealth safer for citizens and visitors.  “Bills to establish universal background checks on all gun sales, re-establish the …

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