Supreme Court Nomination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 202-215-9260 Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Refuses to Acknowledge That Voter Intimidation is Illegal Evasive answer raises concerns as Trump campaign flirts with armed intimidation at polling locations WASHINGTON — In response to a line of questioning from Minnesota …

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CSGV Report on CNN.com

States grapple with open-carry gun laws and the polls But many battleground states do not have the same restrictions. A recent study by Guns Down America and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, two gun-control advocacy groups, found that multiple battleground states have the ability under their state constitutions to prohibit firearms at polling places but have …

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Microstamping Discussion

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** FOR ONLINE EVENT Monday, October 5, 2020 1:00 p.m. PDT; 4:00 p.m. EDT Media Contact: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311 Monday: Online Discussion on Nationwide Impact of California’s New Microstamping Law Landmark legislation, just signed by California Gov. Newsom, sets a model for other states WASHINGTON – With California’s new …

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New Video from CSGV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Video: “We Are Not Safe in Donald Trump’s America” Coalition to Stop Gun Violence video highlights deadly gun violence epidemic on Trump’s watch, urges Americans to prioritize gun violence prevention when voting for president WASHINGTON — Donald Trump …

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CSGV Report in The Washington Post

Guns don’t belong near polling places. Right wingers want them there anyway. According to the head of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, referring to the possibility of gun carrying at election time, “I have no doubt that there will be guns added to that mix.” Fears of post-election violence are also growing.

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Josh Horwitz on NPR

Trump’s Calls For Poll Watchers Raise Fears About Voter Intimidation Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said he’s also worried about what might happen if some of those who come to the polls are armed. He noted the increased presence of armed militia at protests and political rallies around the …

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Supreme Court Nomination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 202-215-9260 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Urges Senate to Reject Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Who Could Destroy Gun Violence Prevention Progress WASHINGTON — In response to President Trump’s announcement that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney …

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Injustice in Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org cell: 828-712-7603 Failure to Charge Police Officers Responsible for Killing Breonna Taylor Decreases Community Trust, Incites Subsequent Violence WASHINGTON — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Director of Outreach and Equity Lauren Footman released the following statement following the …

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CSGV Report in the New York Times

The study by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, one of the country’s oldest gun control organizations, and Guns Down America, a group that advocates reducing the number of guns in circulation, examined polling place laws in Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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Report: Gun danger at polls without action from states

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: For Guns Down: press@gunsdownamerica.org, 703-594-1787 For Coalition to Stop Gun Violence: Andrew Patrick, apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 New Report Highlights Need for Stronger Laws Against Guns at Polling Places in Swing States Election Season Follows Months of Record Gun Sales, Driven by Racial Animus; Voters in Michigan, North Carolina, …

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An Icon of Justice and Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; cell: 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Mourns Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Calls for No Vote on Replacement Until After Inauguration WASHINGTON — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence released the following statement following the death of …

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Armed Political Violence a Sad and Predictable Outcome of the Toxic Mix of Guns, Vigilantism, Insurrectionism Provoked by Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2020 CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Cell: 202-215-9260   Armed Political Violence a Sad and Predictable Outcome of the Toxic Mix of Guns, Vigilantism, Insurrectionism Provoked by Trump WASHINGTON – In the past week, America has seen frightening examples of armed political violence in communities across the …

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Josh Horwitz on 60 Minutes

A look at Red Flag laws and the battle over one in Colorado The Red Flag movement began after Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Mental health experts and gun safety advocates wrote a model law which most of the Red Flag states adopted. Among the authors was Josh Horwitz, who leads the coalition to …

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Passage of California Microstamping Bill, Urges Governor to Sign  

For Immediate Release August 28, 2020   CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; Cell: 202-215-9260   Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Passage of California Microstamping Bill, Urges Governor to Sign   WASHINGTON — Today, the California State Senate passed AB 2847, a bill that strengthens the state’s existing Unsafe Handgun Act (UHA) and …

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Lethal Means Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; cell: 828-712-7603 Lethal Means Safety Training Act Would Improve Health Services for Veterans CSGV endorses H.R. 8084, for which it provided expert guidance WASHINGTON — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) and its affiliate the Educational Fund to …

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Kenosha Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org cell: 828-712-7603 Gun Violence Begets More Gun Violence After gun deaths in Kenosha, Wis., Coalition to Stop Gun Violence emphasizes dangerous cyclical impact of police violence WASHINGTON — Amid a deteriorating situation in Kenosha, Wis., a leading national gun …

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Justice for Jacob Blake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Alyson Malinger West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com cell: 917-935-7311 Accountability, Improved Police-Community Relations Critical After Police Shooting of Black Kenosha, Wis. Man Coalition to Stop Gun Violence calls for justice in shooting of Jacob Blake in front of his children WASHINGTON — On Sunday, police in Kenosha, …

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Bryan Barks op-ed in The Washington Post

Virginians need care — not cops — in a mental-health crisis

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Virginia Special Session on Criminal Justice & Policing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 CSGV Supports Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Priorities for Upcoming Special Session Policies reduce violence by combating systemic racism, advancing criminal justice reform, holding police accountable and reforming use of force WASHINGTON — As the Virginia General Assembly prepares to …

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Lori Haas in The Prince William Times

Virginia’s gun-control debate shifts to newly empowered localities “Many citizens in the Commonwealth are not gun owners and understand the risks of guns in too many places and the increased risk of injury or death from those firearms,” said Lori Haas of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “City and county boards are responding to …

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