The NRA is Bankrupt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 The NRA Goes Down with Trump WASHINGTON — As the National Rifle Association (NRA) announces it has filed for bankruptcy and is moving operations to Texas in a pathetic effort to escape legal culpability, it finally can’t shy away from its decades …

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Virginia Lawmakers: Ban Open Carry

For Press Inquiries: Brady – Liam Sullivan, lsullivan@bradyunited.org Coalition to Stop Gun Violence – Samantha Kupferman, skupferman@westendstrategy.com Everytown for Gun Safety – Mariah McGough, mmcgough@everytown.org Giffords – Jason Phelps, jphelps@giffords.org Four National Gun Violence Prevention Groups Call on Virginia General Assembly to Ban Open Gun Carry Brady, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Everytown for …

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Josh Horwitz on CAPRadio

After Months Of Demonstrations At Nevada’s Capitol, Officials Prepare For Possible Armed Protests According to Josh Horwitz, Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the assault on the U.S. Capitol was motivated by what he calls the “insurrectionist idea.” “It comes from the idea that within the Second Amendment there is an individual …

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Josh Horwitz in Newsweek

Man Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Nancy Pelosi Had 2,500 Rounds of Ammunition with Him “Trump has created from disparate groups a private army,” Joshua Horwitz, executive director of The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence said to Newsweek. “Now they have a common cause and now they have a general. When you have that type of …

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Josh Horwitz in The Huffington Post

‘The Bloodshed Could Have Easily Been Worse’: Rioters Came To Washington Heavily Armed “The bloodshed could have easily been worse,” said Josh Horwitz, a longtime gun control activist and the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

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Insurrection in America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Insurrection is a Continuing Threat to Democracy; Urgent and Immediate Response is Needed Now President Trump Dangerous, Unfit to Lead; Law Enforcement Must Be Held Accountable; and Guns Must be Outlawed from Statehouses and Polling Places WASHINGTON — As the United States …

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CSGV Issues Support of DOJ Nominees

Gun Violence Prevention Group Strongly Supports Biden DOJ Nominees  CSGV: Selections underscore Biden’s commitment to restoring DOJ independence and addressing racial justice WASHINGTON January 7, 2021 – In response to this week’s announcement by President-elect Biden of key nominees for the Department of Justice, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the …

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The Insurrectionist Idea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Insurrectionism at U.S. Capitol Long in the Making, Endangers American Democracy WASHINGTON — In response to insurrectionists storming the U.S. Capitol today, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz, an expert on armed insurrectionist movements in the United States, issued …

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Lori Haas in WAVY TV

Virginia Crime Commission votes to recommend removal of mandatory minimum sentences The commission is made up of six democratic state legislators, one republican delegate, the Norfolk Chief of Police, the state director of The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and the Chief …

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Ohio Stand Your Ground

#STANDWITHOHIO COALITION CONDEMNS GOV. MIKE DEWINE FOR SIGNING NEW, “STAND YOUR GROUND” LEGISLATION INTO LAW Columbus, Ohio – A coalition of Ohio-based and national advocacy organizations decried Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s signing of a dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill into law. This bill was signed by Governor Dewine at the end of the lame duck …

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DC Statehood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Now Is The Time for DC Statehood WASHINGTON — On the first day of the 117th Congress, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced the Washington, D.C. Admission Act of 2021, which would make the District of Columbia the 51st state. The Coalition …

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CSGV in The Virginian-Pilot

Selling a gun? Don’t forget that background check

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New 2019 CDC Data

New CDC Data Reveals Persistently High Rates of U.S. Gun Deaths WASHINGTON – The overall gun death rate in the U.S. increased 17% from 2010 to 2019, according to newly-released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A joint review of CDC data by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and sister organization …

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Joint Statement: #StandWithOhio Coalition

#StandWithOhio Coalition Calls on Gov. DeWine to Veto “Stand Your Ground” Legislation Columbus, OH – A coalition of Ohio-based and national advocacy organizations calls on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to veto any dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation that is sent to his desk. Rather than prioritizing Covid-19 relief for families even as an outbreak surged …

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Lauren Footman Op-Ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer

As homicides rise, Philly police must quit the lip service and start building community bonds | Opinion

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Josh Horwitz in DC Metro Theater Arts

1st Stage joins nationwide reading of plays against gun violence Dec. 14 Join 1st Stage after the reading for a discussion with Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and with Sean Perryman, former president of the Fairfax County NAACP and candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia.

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Bid to hold another massive pro-gun rally in Virginia thwarted when gun-control advocates got permits first Lori Haas of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, one of the groups that sought a permit for a demonstration that day, said there was no coordinated effort to block out van Cleave. “There’s nothing nefarious, nothing underhanded, nothing …

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Ari Davis in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Stronger firepower a factor in deadlier street violence, experts say Ari Davis, a policy analyst with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the regulation of large-capacity magazines in conjunction with violence intervention programs such as Cure Violence can reduce gun deaths. He cited research linking a rise in gun deaths to the 2007 repeal of a Missouri …

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Lori Haas on CBSN

Militias challenge gun laws in Virginia: “It’s about shooting tyrants in the face” Lori Haas, senior advocacy directory for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, says the militias’ stance is “the very definition of insurrectionism: ‘I don’t like the law, so I’m going to ignore it, and I’m going to use my gun to intimidate you.'” …

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Joe Biden Wins Presidency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2020 CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Pledges to Continue the Fight in Biden’s Administration President-Elect’s record suggests progress to come, but has years’ worth of damage to undo WASHINGTON — Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) Executive Director Josh Horwitz …

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