Lori Haas in The Alexandria Gazette

Controlling Gun Violence “It’s a conundrum why the House and the Senate didn’t want to take this up,” responded Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “Clearly there’s an appetite among the voters to regulate and ban semiautomatic assault-style rifles. Polling as recent as October showed overwhelming support for doing something …

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CSGV/EFSGV Report in USA Today

Young Black men and teens are killed by guns 20 times more than their white counterparts, CDC data shows Of all reported firearm homicides in 2019, more than half of victims were Black men, according to the study spearheaded by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Sixty-three …

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Lori Haas in WFXR

Bill to suspend gun rights for domestic assault convictions passes in Virginia Lori Haas with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence wishes the bill was broader but she’s still backing it. Haas has been fighting for gun control since her daughter was wounded during the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. “We know a history of violence …

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CSGV/EFSGV Analysis of 2019 CDC Firearm Mortality Data

Firearms Are Leading Cause of Death for Americans Ages 1-24, 1 in 10 Gun Deaths Are Children and Teens Report from Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is first major analysis of newly released CDC firearm mortality data WASHINGTON — February 23, 2021– The first major analysis of newly released U.S. Centers for Disease Control firearm …

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CSGV Launches Initiative to Support State, Local Leaders

Nation’s Oldest Gun Violence Prevention Organization Launches Initiative to Support State, Local Leaders The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Safer States Initiative will provide funding and additional resources to strengthen gun violence prevention efforts across the country WASHINGTON — The nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization is launching a new initiative to equip gun violence …

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Building a Safer Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311 Virginia is One Step Closer to Ensuring Prohibition of Guns at the Polls, Protection of Domestic Violence Survivors Coalition to Stop Gun Violence applauds the advancement of legislation to prevent armed intimidation of voters, prohibit gun purchases by domestic …

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CSGV in Blue Virginia

Virginia is One Step Closer to Ensuring Prohibition of Guns at the Polls, Protection of Domestic Violence Survivors

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The 2nd Impeachment of Donald Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org, 828-712-7603 The United States Senate Must Reject Political Violence; Convict Donald Trump As the second impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins today, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “The incitement to …

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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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