Amanda Chase is unfit to govern

“The latest incident with Senator Amanda Chase and her staff illustrate that the Junior Senator from Chesterfield is a danger to the safety of Virginians, both individually and the Commonwealth as a whole. Senator Chase is unfit to lead, unfit to govern, and unfit to be anywhere near the corridors of power in Virginia.

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CSGV Senate Testimony

As Congress and the Biden administration increase federal attention on gun violence prevention as a public health issue, Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution on Wednesday afternoon. Horwitz discussed how extreme risk laws (also known as “red flag laws”) can be used most effectively.

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DC Statehood Passes

As the House of Representative voted 216-208 to end the disenfranchisement of 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia, the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization urges the Senate to also recognize that without statehood, communities that disproportionately suffer the impact of gun violence are unable to act on lifesaving policy solutions. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) has been a longstanding and vocal advocate for enfranchising District of Columbia residents, and urges the Senate to end the injustice of denying congressional representation to DC citizens, a plurality of whom are African-American.

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Lethal Means Safety Training Act Introduced in Congress

Every day, 17 veterans die by suicide, 12 by firearm, as part of a quiet and escalating suicide crisis in the United States. Today, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) applauded federal lawmakers for addressing the suicide crisis among the nation’s veterans, including firearm suicide, by introducing legislation that provides greater training opportunities for health care providers to conduct lethal means safety counseling for veterans at risk of suicide.

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Response to George Floyd Murder Trial

As the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial was announced, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence welcomed the jury finding Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts and bringing a measure of accountability in the death of George Floyd.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Expert Briefing Best Practices for Extreme Risk Protection Orders; How They Differ From Court-Ordered Mental Health Treatment

In the aftermath of a shooter outside Indianapolis killing eight people, extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws across the country are being analyzed for the lifesaving value they can provide in preventing individuals at elevated risk of violence from acquiring firearms. In the case of this particular perpetrator, law enforcement had previously removed a gun from his possession due to mental health concerns raised by family members, but Indiana’s extreme risk law was not invoked to prevent the future acquisition of new guns.

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Marking 14 Years Since Shooting at Virginia Tech

As Virginia marks 14 years since the mass shooting at Virginia Tech, when an undergraduate student killed 32 people and wounded 17 others with two semi-automatic pistols, Virginia gun violence prevention advocates are noting the ways the terrible tragedy was a turning point that mobilized advocacy efforts and shifted the commonwealth’s political landscape to prioritize gun violence prevention policies and candidates who legislate to keep Virginians safe.

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Microstamping Technology Legislation Moves Forward

As the gun violence epidemic in America devastatingly claims nearly 40,000 lives each year, a growing number of states are introducing legislation to encourage the use of innovative microstamping technology to link cartridge casings left at shooting scenes to the firearm used in the shooting and trace it back to its first purchaser.

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National Public Health Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Applying a Public Health Approach to America’s Gun Violence Epidemic Washington, DC — This week, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence was proud to participate in National Public Health Week, an initiative …

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Gun Violence Prevention Executive Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 President Biden’s Gun Violence Prevention Leadership Means Congress Must Act CSGV welcomes Biden administration’s much-needed executive orders, celebrates inclusion of extreme risk protection orders WASHINGTON — The executive orders signed by President Biden are a positive, novel step forward in addressing America’s gun …

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Maryland Delegate to Join CSGV Board

As the nation continues to confront its deadly epidemic of gun violence, a Maryland State Delegate dedicated to reducing gun violence in all its forms has joined the board of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization.

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2021 Virginia Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Mark Herring for Re-Election as Virginia Attorney General Attorney General Herring possesses the experience and insight necessary to lead Virginia with a commitment to gun violence prevention RICHMOND — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is proud …

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Time for Action to Address Gun Violence in PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Philadelphia Shooting a Reminder of Pennsylvania Lawmakers’ Failure to Address Gun Violence WASHINGTON — We continue to await details following the shooting at a social club in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia Friday. We do know that around …

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Overnight Mass Shootings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Overnight Shootings in Chicago, Philadelphia, Virginia Beach Are Reminders of Urgency to Address Community Gun Violence WASHINGTON — While we still await details in multiple shootings over Friday night into Saturday morning, preliminary reports indicate that three people …

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GVP Senate Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Julia Friedmann, West End Strategy Team jfriedmann@westendstrategy.com; 202.702.3302 Senate Takes a Step Forward to Keep Americans Safe Through Hearing on Legislative Solutions to Gun Violence Prevention Coalition to Stop Gun Violence calls on federal elected officials to enact policies guided by a public health and equity approach; …

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Boulder Grocery Store Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Boulder Grocery Shooting is Stark Reminder that Epidemic of Gun Violence Must be Treated as Urgent Public Health Crisis Coalition to Stop Gun Violence expresses deepest sympathy to survivors and families, calls for immediate federal and state action …

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Atlanta Spa Shootings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Calls for Meaningful Federal Action to Protect Americans from Guns Following Biden’s Atlanta Visit WASHINGTON — Following President Biden and Vice President Harris’ visit to the Atlanta communities that witnessed Tuesday’s horrific shooting …

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Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

U.S. House Passes Gun Violence Prevention Provisions Critical to Protect Women from Domestic Abuse VAWA reauthorization closes loophole allowing abusive dating partners access to firearms, includes CSGV-supported suicide prevention amendment for survivors of domestic violence WASHINGTON ­— The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence celebrates the passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 2021 (VAWA) …

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Celebrating GVP Victories in Virginia

Media Contact: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311   ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** For Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT Online Briefing: Building a Safer Virginia: Acknowledging Gun Violence Prevention Victories in 2021  WASHINGTON — On Monday, March 15, at 5 p.m. EDT, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) will host a …

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Background Checks Bills Pass House of Representatives

Universal Background Checks on All Gun Sales & Charleston Loophole Pass U.S. House in Historic Win for Community Safety Overwhelmingly popular policies pass the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, move to Senate WASHINGTON (March 11, 2021) — Today, lawmakers in the House of Representatives took the first steps to enact the most significant pieces …

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