Governor Hogan Signs Extreme Risk Order into Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Governor Hogan Signs Extreme Risk Order into Law Maryland has become the latest state to establish life-saving extreme risk protective order (ERPO) law. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Staff Attorney Yasmín Fletcher Issued the Following Statement: “The Coalition …

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Jennifer Wexton for Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Jennifer Wexton Will Work to Protect Virginia From Gun Violence Washington, DC (April 23, 2018)  — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) endorses State Senator Jennifer Wexton to represent Virginia’s 10th District in the United States House of …

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses GVP Champions for Congress

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses GVP Champions for Congress Washington, DC (April 17, 2018)  — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is pleased to announce its first two endorsements of 2018. These two “Candidates to …

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On Virginia Tech Anniversary, Survivors Reflect on Progress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 On Virginia Tech Anniversary, Survivors Reflect on Progress Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre; at the time, the shooting was the deadliest in American history. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori …

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Governor Phil Scott Signs Vermont Extreme Risk Protection Order Act into Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Governor Phil Scott Signs Vermont Extreme Risk Protection Order Act into Law The signing by Vermont’s Republican governor makes Vermont the seventh state to establish a life-saving extreme risk law Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Legislative Director Christian …

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The “Thoughts and Prayers” Speaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The “Thoughts and Prayers” Speaker Speaker Paul Ryan’s true legacy is one of ineptitude and inaction on America’s gun violence epidemic Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Media Director Andrew Patrick Issued the Following Statement: “As the national gun …

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Maryland Passes Life-Saving Extreme Risk Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Maryland Passes Life-Saving Extreme Risk Order In the hours before the end of session, Maryland lawmakers passed HB 1302 to become the sixth state to establish an extreme risk protective order (ERPO) law. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence …

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Post-Parkland Has Exposed the Racial Divide in How Gun Violence is Covered

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Post-Parkland Has Exposed the Racial Divide in How Gun Violence is Covered Organizations and advocates can no longer ignore the daily scourge of gun violence in impacted communities. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “Today …

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Trump Calls On States to Pass Extreme Risk Laws, We Agree

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “President Trump offered multiple ideas this evening– some good, some terrible– in his gun reform proposal. One aspect of the package that the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) endorses is the call for every state in the nation to enact a …

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With Governor’s Signature, “Gunshine State” Rejects the NRA

On Friday, Governor Rick Scott signed a wide-ranging gun bill that takes a number of modest steps towards reducing gun violence. The new law dealt the NRA — and their Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer — a major defeat. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Media Director Andrew Patrick issued the following statement: “Governor Scott’s signing of Florida’s …

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Bipartisan Bill Brings Extreme Risk Laws to Federal Level

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Legislative Director Christian Heyne issued the following statement: “The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence applauds Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for introducing the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2018. “The data has shown that extreme risk laws have been successful in reducing American gun deaths. They …

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New York Takes Important First Step Toward Life-Saving Law

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “Today, the New York State Assembly passed A. 8976 to establish an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO).  ERPO provides an evidence-based mechanism for families and law enforcement to temporarily remove guns from a risky situation before it becomes lethal by utilizing the …

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We Do Need To Fight The NRA, Mr. President.

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Media Director Andrew Patrick issued the following statement: “The president’s press conference today offered several modest proposals to reduce America’s gun violence epidemic. He also suggested several dangerous ideas that would make Americans less safe. Most surprisingly, President Trump stated that there are times when we need to fight the …

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We Have the Tools to Stop the Next Parkland Shooting

We Have the Tools to Stop the Next Parkland Shooting Inaction is no longer an option, here are steps legislatures can take today Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “The time for empty gestures is over. Now is the time for action. Here are two efforts that lawmakers …

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If Your Only Answer is “Thoughts & Prayers”, It’s Time to Go

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 If Your Only Answer is “Thoughts & Prayers”, It’s Time to Go Washington has proven themselves inept at addressing gun violence Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting: In the short period of time Donald Trump has …

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Trump’s Tolerance for Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Trump’s Tolerance for Violence The White House’s disdain for women is reinforced by defense of aide Rob Porter. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) General Counsel Kelly Roskam Issued the Following Statement: “The Rob Porter saga proves once again what we’ve already …

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How Sandy Hook Changed Our Country

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 How Sandy Hook Changed Our Country Thursday marks the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — a national tragedy that sparked a movement for change. Washington, DC (December 13, 2017) — Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of …

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House Leadership Moves to Kill Fix NICS Act

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 House Leadership Moves to Kill Fix NICS Act House Republicans threaten bipartisan gun bill by tying it to extremist, NRA-backed legislation Washington, DC (December 5, 2017) — Today, Republicans in the House of Representatives Rules Committee combined the commonsense, bipartisan Fix …

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CSGV Statement on the Fix NICS Act

  CSGV Statement on the Fix NICS Act Murphy-Cornyn bipartisan bill is a step in the right direction Washington, DC (November 16, 2017) — Today, legislators introduced the Fix NICS Act — a bipartisan gun violence prevention bill intended to improve the efficacy of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Currently, NICS is …

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In Their Home State, NRA Is Now Officially Toxic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 In Their Home State, NRA Is Now Officially Toxic National Rifle Association policies are unpopular and politically damaging; guns play huge role in Democratic rout. Washington, DC (November 8, 2017) — The National Rifle Association (NRA) lost on Tuesday. There is no …

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