Dissolve the NRA lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 CSGV: NRA Members Should Walk Away Lawsuits shine light on NRA’s history of corruption WASHINGTON — Today, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association, laying bare the organization’s history as a …

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#STANDWITHOHIO

COALITION LAUNCHES NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO DEMAND OHIO GOV. DEWINE REJECT STAND YOUR GROUND LAW Today, a coalition of eight advocacy organizations launched a nationwide campaign calling on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to clearly and explicitly reject proposed ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation in Ohio. These laws have been pushed by the gun lobby since 2005 and …

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Passage of H.R. 7617

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2020   MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 Ext 1017 (o) 828-712-7603 (c) Washington, DC (July 31, 2020) — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7617, a six-bill appropriations minibus that includes Fiscal Year 2021 spending bills for the Departments of Defense, Commerce, Justice, Energy, Interior, Treasury, Labor, Health …

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Lori Haas op-ed in The Daily Press

Opinion: State activists proved that progress on gun violence is possible

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The Death of an American Icon

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Mourns Death of John Lewis Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “John Lewis was the greatest of America. His towering legacy drives our mission of nonviolence and pursuit of a more perfect union. The work of gun violence prevention — the work that …

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Virginia Background Checks

Background Checks Bill Upheld by Virginia Court Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director of Law and Policy Kelly Roskam issued the following statement: “The attempt by extremist gun groups to stop background checks was denied by a Virginia judge on nearly all counts. The people of Virginia spoke out in November, and the Democratically-led …

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Rev. James Atwood Obituary in Presbyterian Outlook

Gun violence prevention advocate Jim Atwood dies

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CSGV in The Virginian-Pilot

These 10 new Virginia gun laws go into effect next week Democrat-led legislation had the backing of groups such as Moms Demand Action and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Republicans in the minority, meanwhile, loudly voiced their opposition alongside the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun-rights group that grew by several thousand members over …

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DC Statehood

A Historic Step: House Passes DC Statehood Act Washington, DC (June 26, 2020) — Today, the House of Representatives took an important first step towards the District of Columbia becoming America’s 51st state. HR 51 passed the House by a mostly party-line vote. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Federal Affairs Dakota Jablon issued …

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George Floyd Act

The Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Applauds House Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Washington, DC (June 25, 2020) — Today, the House passed HR 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill would implement much-needed reforms to American police forces through numerous policy changes aimed at strengthening …

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One-Gun-a-Month in Virginia

The Hail Mary Effort to Stop One-Gun-A-Month in Virginia Should Be Rejected Richmond, VA (June 25, 2020) — This afternoon a Virginia court will hear a challenge to halt Virginia’s recently passed one-gun-a-month law before it is supposed to take effect next week. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the …

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Lori Haas in The Roanoke Times

Democratic legislators take majority on tobacco commission, wipe out Senate GOP presence on some panels Northam also appointed Lori Haas, a mother whose daughter survived being shot at Virginia Tech in 2007 and Virginia state director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, to the crime commission. Haas has been a regular fixture at the General …

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Supreme Court

A Win For Safety: Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Any Challenge to Gun Violence Prevention Laws Washington, DC (June 15, 2020) — Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to take up any pending petition that would challenge or attempt to weaken gun violence prevention laws such as: may-issue public carry permitting laws, assault …

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California Microstamping

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org, 828-712-7603 California Microstamping Bill Passes California Assembly Today, the California State Assembly passed AB 2847, which will encourage firearm manufacturers to incorporate microstamping technology into all models of semi-automatic handguns sold in California. Microstamping technology allows law enforcement to …

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Lori Haas in The Daily Press

Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone named to Virginia crime commission Lori Haas, a gun control advocate since her daughter was shot during the mass shooting at Virginia Tech and the state director from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, was also named to the commission. “Public safety is more important than ever right now, and …

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Virginia Appointment

Lori Haas Named to Virginia State Crime Commission Richmond, VA (June 9, 2020) — This afternoon, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam named Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas to the Virginia State Crime Commission. Haas previously served on the Virginia State Crime Commission under former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. The purpose of …

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Congressional Action on Policing Reform

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 Washington, DC (June 9, 2020) — Yesterday, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass, Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill would implement much-needed reforms to American …

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CSGV Responds to Unrest in Minneapolis and the Arrest in Killing of George Floyd

American Carnage Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Outreach and Equity Lauren Footman issued the following statement: The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence condemns violence in all its forms. We also understand the outrage of injustice. We applaud the arrest in the killing of George Floyd but fully recognize that justice is a long …

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Josh Horwtiz Op-Ed in New York Daily News

President Trump’s private insurrection army

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Dakota Jablon on Newsy

Has The Coronavirus Pandemic Impacted Gun Violence In America?

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