Confirmed: The NRA is a Russian Asset

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Confirmed: The NRA is a Russian Asset Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Political Communications Andrew Patrick issued the following statement: “This morning Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the results of his yearlong investigation into connections between …

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It Is Time to Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 It Is Time to Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “Assault weapons, which include military style semi-automatic firearms, are intended to maximize human lethality. They are …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Why Rep. Abigail Spanberger is all in on gun control Lori Haas, the Virginia state director at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, rejects the notion, once orthodoxy in Virginia, that conservative voters are against gun control. “Doing nothing has become so politically toxic to Republicans that they’re crossing the aisle and voting for Democrats,” …

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Lori Haas in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Campaign misfire, as Sen. Chase changes Facebook ad on gun groups Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, took the original statement personally. “When Senator Chase says she’ll ‘shoot down gun groups,’ she’s talking about me,” said Haas, whose daughter Emily was wounded in the shooting that killed 32 students and …

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Andrew Patrick in CNBC

Colt will no longer make AR-15s for civilians, but gun control advocates might not have much to celebrate “With the timing, it makes you scratch your head and wonder if they’re not serving the political winds around this issue,” said Andrew Patrick, director of political communications at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Colt was …

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Senator Amanda Chase Threatens Gun Violence Prevention Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Senator Amanda Chase Threatens Gun Violence Prevention Groups Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Virginia Senator Amanda Chase (R-11) has begun running sponsored Facebook ads with incendiary, threatening language targeting …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

‘Nobody needs a 100-round magazine’: Va. GOP candidate backs gun control Although a handful of Virginia Republicans expressed support for limited gun control, Kastelberg goes further than any of them, said Lori Haas, state director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Haas said she didn’t find Kastelberg’s stance surprising. “It’s not surprising in that suburban …

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Andrew Patrick in Conkrite News

House Panel’s Votes On Gun Bills Give Likely Preview Of Battles To Come Andrew Patrick, media director of the Coalition To Stop Gun Violence, said he believes the change among GOP senators is being driven by the public’s shift in the politics of the issue. “It is an issue that people are going to vote …

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Andrew Patrick in Fortune

Will Universal Background Checks for Gun Buyers Ever Become Law? Andrew Patrick, a media director for the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), said he was a bit optimistic about Trump seeking gun reform after this month’s mass shootings, and defying the NRA, which has recently undergone leadership and financial issues, because he thinks the president “hates to …

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Tragedy in Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2019   MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603   Tragedy in Texas Less than a month after the El Paso massacre, Texas is left reeling after another mass shooting.  Washington, DC (September 1, 2019) — A mass shooting in the cities of Midland and Odessa, Texas …

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Bryan Barks in USA Today

Are mass shootings a ‘mental illness problem’? Experts say the link is vastly overstated This sort of rhetoric is all too familiar for Bryan Barks, 27, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 19 and now works at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “I remember sitting in my bedroom in college, reading about …

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Lori Haas in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Crime commission wraps two days of gun hearings as advocates make their case Lori Haas, an advocate with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence whose daughter was injured during the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, also urged action, telling lawmakers she has spent a decade calling for legislation such as universal background checks. Advocates for …

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Andrew Patrick in Bustle

5 Senate Races To Watch In 2020 If You Care About Gun Safety Arizona’s 2020 Senate race will also be one to watch, according to Andrew Patrick, media director for The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Mark Kelly, a former astronaut, will be running against Republican Sen. Martha McSally. Kelly is married to former Rep. …

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Andrew Patrick in The Salisbury Post

Albemarle police chief to raffle AR-15 for fundraiser The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is a national organization that has been advocating for gun reform since 1974. Andrew Patrick, media director for the organization, said the gun raffle is an insult to people who lost their lives in mass shootings recently. “In the last two …

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Adelyn Allchin in The Washington Post

‘Red flag’ laws may play role in preventing mass shootings, study finds Adelyn Allchin, senior director of public health and policy at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the study lends credibility to arguments for widespread adoption of red-flag laws, even without an ironclad finding that California’s legislation averted shootings. “It’s really promising to …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Virginia’s Crime Commission kicks off hearings on mass shootings But Lori Haas, senior director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, was bluntly pessimistic about the proceedings. “It’s an absolute farce on the part of Republicans,” said Haas, whose daughter was wounded in the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. “I personally have been advocating and presenting …

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Lori Haas in The Virginian-Pilot

2 minutes to make your voice heard: public hearing on gun bills this week in Richmond Lori Haas’ strategy is a little different. As the state director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, she wants to focus the few minutes she has on addressing gun violence in all forms. “We know there’s no single …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Virginia Republican in close race now backs ‘red flag’ gun bill Lori Haas, senior director of advocacy for the Washington-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the legislation too closely resembles state mental health laws that are already on the books. “This is not an extreme risk law,” Haas said, using her organization’s preferred term for red …

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Andrew Patrick on Sinclair

Poll: Americans want action on gun control, but mixed on solutions “The Senate can take action,” said Andrew Patrick with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. He said lawmakers should pass universal background checks and fund gun violence protection research. “The House can come back and pass an assault weapons ban,” said Patrick.

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Andrew Patrick in Yahoo Finance

Walmart’s political group has given millions to GOP lawmakers who oppose gun control measures “It’s no surprise Walmart has backed candidates who’ve opposed commons sense gun reform,” said Andrew Patrick, media director with the advocacy group Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “They’ve tended toward the Republican side and that side has historically been opposed to …

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