Boulder Grocery Store Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Boulder Grocery Shooting is Stark Reminder that Epidemic of Gun Violence Must be Treated as Urgent Public Health Crisis Coalition to Stop Gun Violence expresses deepest sympathy to survivors and families, calls for immediate federal and state action …

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Josh Horwitz on WSB-TV Atlanta

Georgia lawmakers push for waiting period to buy guns following Asian spa shootings “It seems the lethal mix of hate and firearms makes it so much more painful and so much more deadly,” said Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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Atlanta Spa Shootings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Calls for Meaningful Federal Action to Protect Americans from Guns Following Biden’s Atlanta Visit WASHINGTON — Following President Biden and Vice President Harris’ visit to the Atlanta communities that witnessed Tuesday’s horrific shooting …

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Ari Davis & Lauren Footman in the St. Louis Dispatch

Experts: Inconsistency in violence prevention programs can be the death of crime reduction efforts “To invest in a program one year, and build it out, and expect a reduction in that year, is setting up the program for failure and setting up expectations for failure,” said Ari Davis, senior policy analyst at the Coalition to …

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Andrew Patrick in The Dallas Observer

Republicans Push to Make Texas a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary State’ The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Andrew Patrick says Second Amendment sanctuary efforts usually happen on the county and city levels. The movement attracted national headlines in late 2019, when several counties across Virginia declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. Patrick described the trend as “essentially a ‘come-and-take-it’ …

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Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

U.S. House Passes Gun Violence Prevention Provisions Critical to Protect Women from Domestic Abuse VAWA reauthorization closes loophole allowing abusive dating partners access to firearms, includes CSGV-supported suicide prevention amendment for survivors of domestic violence WASHINGTON ­— The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence celebrates the passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 2021 (VAWA) …

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Dakota Jablon in Foreign Affairs

Murphy, Blumenthal, Himes Lead Introduction of Bicameral Legislation to Close Dangerous Loophole to Protect Domest Abuse Survivors “This bill will save lives by bridging the gap between our laws and the lived realities of millions of people confronting domestic violence,” said Director of Federal Affairs for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Dakota Jablon. “Intimate partner violence …

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Celebrating GVP Victories in Virginia

Media Contact: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311   ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** For Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT Online Briefing: Building a Safer Virginia: Acknowledging Gun Violence Prevention Victories in 2021  WASHINGTON — On Monday, March 15, at 5 p.m. EDT, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) will host a …

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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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