Lori Haas in Media Matters For America

Wash. Post overstates the NRA’s ability to influence legislation and elections The article included only a single piece of plausible analysis. Contrary to the narrative adopted by the rest of the piece, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia Director Lori Haas told the paper, “I don’t believe that Republicans in the General Assembly are doing …

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Andrew Patrick in NPR

New Zealand Starts Gun Buyback Program In Response To Christchurch Mosque Shootings Andrew Patrick, media director of The Coalition To Stop Gun Violence, said the nationwide gun buyback plan demonstrates the type of “action and accountability in response to a horrific mass shooting that is unfortunately missing in the United States of America. When it …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

The NRA is in turmoil. But in Virginia gun debate this week, the group flexed its muscles. Lori Haas, the Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, has worked particularly closely with the administration, appearing at events with Moran and Northam. She also appeared in Virginia Beach with Democratic state Senate candidate Missy …

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Jen Pauliukonis in The Washington Post

They grew up practicing lockdown drills. Now they’re steering the conversation on gun violence. Jen Pauliukonis, the director of state affairs at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, warned them not to be discouraged if a bill they’re pushing takes more than one session to pass.

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on Virginia Special Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on Virginia Special Session Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “The political cowardice and abdication of duty by Republicans in Richmond was on full …

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CSGV in The Daily Press

Hundreds rally in Richmond, on both sides of gun debate, as lawmakers prepare to hear bills As advocates from Moms Demand Action, March For Our Lives and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence marched and chanted “Floor votes now” — a reference to Northam’s request that bills be voted on by all 140 lawmakers, rather …

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Lori Haas in The Daily Press

Roundtable discussion on gun violence provides no clear solution to the issue Lori Haas, who works with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, mentioned that while resources for mental health are important, they aren’t directly correlated to whether someone would commit an act of gun violence. “To blame gun violence on persons with mental illness …

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Lisa Geller in The Orlando Sentinel

To protect victims of domestic violence, take guns from abusers | Commentary

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Josh Horwitz in The Hill

In debates, candidates must address gun violence in all its forms

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Lori Haas in The Virginian-Pilot

Both parties open to Newport News lawmaker’s bill to help police track stolen guns Since there’s no requirement for individuals to report stolen or lost guns, and since it is perfectly legal for any individual to sell a gun, buyers would have no way of knowing how a seller, other than a licensed dealer, got …

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Dakota Jablon in The Hill

Congress must vote to fund gun violence research

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Lori Haas quoted in The Virginian-Pilot

As victim fund grows to $2.5 million, who gets the money? Lori Haas, whose daughter Emily survived a gunshot wound at Virginia Tech, said Virginia Beach city officials need to bring in experts to advise the fund. This isn’t like other disasters the city is used to handling. “I’m sure that the players and people …

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Lori Haas On NBC 12

‘Unconscionable’ inaction vs. ‘dancing in blood’ of victims: VA Beach shooting reignites gun debate “For those families whose loved ones were killed (in Virginia Beach), they weren’t lost – they were killed by a gun. My thoughts are with them. However, the best I can do is to honor them with action,” Lori Hass, whose …

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Lori Haas quoted in The Virginian-Pilot

The silencer used in Virginia Beach was legal. A survivor says it was lethal. They should be outlawed, said Lori Haas, director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence in Virginia. Her daughter was shot twice during the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting and survived. “Silencers put potential victims more readily in harm’s way,” she said, …

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Virginia Beach Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Governor Northam’s Swift Action on Gun Violence The Governor’s declaration of a special legislative session in Richmond to address gun violence is exactly the leadership needed on this epidemic Richmond, VA— Tuesday …

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Virginia Beach Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Senator Tommy Norment Says It Is “Too Soon” to Talk About Gun Violence; For Thousands of Virginians — It Is Too Late The Senate Majority Leader’s tone deaf comments reveal how disillusioned leadership in Richmond is on gun violence. …

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Lori Haas quoted in The Washington Post

Virginia’s top Democrats to call for stricter gun laws after Virginia Beach “I think he was listening,” said Lori Haas, Virginia director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, whose daughter was wounded in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, which left 32 dead. “This issue is not going away. It’s politically volatile for the Republicans.”

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Lori Haas in the Washington Post

In January, Virginia GOP killed bill to ban sales of large-capacity magazines “The gun lobby likes to blame the gun violence problem on persons with mental illness, and nothing could be further from the truth,” said Lori Haas, state director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Her daughter was shot and injured at Virginia …

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Virginia Beach Municipal Building Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Virginia Republicans Have Failed the Commonwealth on Gun Violence News of a tragic shooting at Municipal Building in Virginia Beach illustrates Richmond’s inaction on guns Virginia Beach, VA— Late Friday afternoon, news broke of shooting at a municipal building …

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NRA in Turmoil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Dissolve The NRA Washington, DC — The chaos, infighting, and corruption at the National Rifle Association (NRA) are becoming more apparent by the day. Reports of out-of-control spending and self-enrichment by NRA officials reveal the NRA to be a …

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