Lisa Geller Op-Ed in The Washington Post

Despite what people think, guns don’t make us safer The Feb. 5 news article “Background-check data shows U.S. gun sales skyrocketed in January” failed to debunk the myth that guns make you safer. Research overwhelmingly shows that gun ownership and easy access to firearms puts individuals at risk for firearm injuries and deaths. Specifically, firearms …

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Virginia Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Fazzini, West End Strategy Team tfazzini@westendstrategy.com, 202-505-1210 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Condemns Failure of VA Senate to Pass Bill to Protect Domestic Violence Victims from Armed Abusers SB1382 failed in the Senate, but House version of the bill gives Senators a second chance to protect …

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Reject Political Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org, 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds House Action to Strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Committee Assignments WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 230-199 to strip Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) of her committee seats …

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Ari Davis on NBC4 Columbus, Ohio

Microstamps put serial numbers on bullets, but laws needed for new guns The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence announced on Tuesday that machines which create microstamps in new guns are ready to go into mass production. The machinery uses the same technology developed for medical devices and semi conductors, the coalition announced in a webinar. “Within hours, …

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Additional GVP Bills Advance in Virginia House of Delegates

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Advancement of Firearms Ban at the Capitol, Domestic Violence Prevention Bills in Virginia If passed into law, these bills will prohibit guns at the Capitol and in state buildings and prohibit gun purchases by domestic violence perpetrators.  RICHMOND — Today, the Virginia House of Delegates advanced two bills dedicated …

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Andrew Patrick in AL.com

Alabama GOP lawmakers push back against gun, security restrictions at Capitol following riot “Members of Congress – especially some of the new freshmen members – have not proven themselves credible when it pertains to the public safety of their colleagues,” said Andrew Patrick, spokesman with the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “Members of …

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Black History Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2021 CONTACT Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; (202) 215-9260 Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Mark Black History Month With Hope For a Brighter Future WASHINGTON — The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and Coalition to Stop Gun Violence marked the start …

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Expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org, 828-712-7603 Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Dangerous Worldview Must Be Condemned and Rejected With more disturbing information about the freshman Georgia Representative being uncovered each day, the House must act WASHINGTON — In the past 48 hours, several pieces of …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Examiner

Three gun control bills move to Virginia Senate “The strong gun violence prevention bills advancing to the state Senate today show that the majority of Virginia delegates are committed to protecting their constituents from the deadly gun violence epidemic that has plagued this state for too many years,” said Lori Haas, senior director of advocacy …

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GVP Bills Advance in Virginia House of Delegates

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Advancement of Gun Violence Prevention Bills in Virginia If passed into law, these bills will address the public health epidemic of gun violence by strengthening background checks, prohibiting unserialized guns, and giving school boards authority to regulate firearms RICHMOND — Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a series …

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Action on Racial Equity from Biden Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 CONTACT Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; (202) 215-9260 CSGV Applauds Executive Orders On Racial Equity President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders yesterday, which share the goal of expanding basic fairness and equity for marginalized communities in housing, health care, the justice system, and other …

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Lori Haas in The Roanoke Times

Suicides at gun ranges lead to Virginia legislation to require background checks for gun rentals “Political discourse should be a free exchange of ideas,” said Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “Armed intimidation has no place in the political process.”

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Virginia House Advancement of Bill Prohibiting Firearms at Polling Places

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Advancement of Bill Prohibiting Firearms at Polling Places in Virginia If passed into law, HB2081 will protect democracy by preventing armed intimidation while voting RICHMOND — Today, Virginia House Bill 2081, which would ban firearms at polling places, passed the Virginia House of Delegates and now advances to the …

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Lori Haas in WAVY

Virginia House passes bill to prohibit firearms at polling places The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director of Advocacy Lori Haas issued a statement Monday evening on the House’s passage of the bill. “We are one step closer in ensuring the safety of voting – one of our most sacred rights with the advancement …

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Lori Haas on Virginia Public Media

Bill Seeks to Ban Guns on Capitol Square, Adjacent Streets Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence echoed Levine. “Political discourse should be free exchange of ideas,” Haas said. “And armed intimidation has no place in the political process.”

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Virginia MLK Day Vigil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 202-215-9260 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Urges Ban on Open Gun Carry, Criminal Justice Reform in Virginia, Among Other Initiatives During Online MLK Jr. Day Vigil, Advocacy Update 29th annual Virginia Vigil & Advocacy Day to Prevent Gun Violence particularly …

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CSGV’s Annual MLK Day Vigil on WAVY

Group against gun violence holds virtual vigil and advocacy day on MLK Day More than 1,000 people died because of gun violence last year in the commonwealth, according to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “These are humans, these are people these are fellow [men] in the commonwealth of Virginia,” said Lori Haas, with the …

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CSGV’s Annual MLK Day Vigil in Virginia Public Media

Car Caravans, Virtual Vigil on Low-Key Lobby Day Groups like Moms Demand Action and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence backed the Democratic push for new gun control legislation. The Coalition marked this year’s lobby day, which always takes place on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, with a vigil for the lives lost due to …

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CSGV’s Annual MLK Lobby Day on WDBJ

Virginia’s gun reform advocates go virtual for Lobby Day 2021 The 29th annual Virginia Vigil & Advocacy Day to Prevent Gun Violence took to Zoom Monday. Hosted by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and Virginia Center for Public Safety, advocates used the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Virginia officials on edge as pro-gun caravans prepare to gather in Richmond on Monday A slate of gun control groups is using the prospect of armed demonstrators milling around town to tout a proposal to ban the open carrying of firearms in Virginia. One of the groups, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, will push …

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