Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Passage of H.R. 7617

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2020   MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 Ext 1017 (o) 828-712-7603 (c) Washington, DC (July 31, 2020) — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7617, a six-bill appropriations minibus that includes Fiscal Year 2021 spending bills for the Departments of Defense, Commerce, Justice, Energy, Interior, Treasury, Labor, Health …

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The Death of an American Icon

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Mourns Death of John Lewis Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “John Lewis was the greatest of America. His towering legacy drives our mission of nonviolence and pursuit of a more perfect union. The work of gun violence prevention — the work that …

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Virginia Background Checks

Background Checks Bill Upheld by Virginia Court Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director of Law and Policy Kelly Roskam issued the following statement: “The attempt by extremist gun groups to stop background checks was denied by a Virginia judge on nearly all counts. The people of Virginia spoke out in November, and the Democratically-led …

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DC Statehood

A Historic Step: House Passes DC Statehood Act Washington, DC (June 26, 2020) — Today, the House of Representatives took an important first step towards the District of Columbia becoming America’s 51st state. HR 51 passed the House by a mostly party-line vote. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Federal Affairs Dakota Jablon issued …

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George Floyd Act

The Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Applauds House Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Washington, DC (June 25, 2020) — Today, the House passed HR 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill would implement much-needed reforms to American police forces through numerous policy changes aimed at strengthening …

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One-Gun-a-Month in Virginia

The Hail Mary Effort to Stop One-Gun-A-Month in Virginia Should Be Rejected Richmond, VA (June 25, 2020) — This afternoon a Virginia court will hear a challenge to halt Virginia’s recently passed one-gun-a-month law before it is supposed to take effect next week. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the …

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Supreme Court

A Win For Safety: Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Any Challenge to Gun Violence Prevention Laws Washington, DC (June 15, 2020) — Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to take up any pending petition that would challenge or attempt to weaken gun violence prevention laws such as: may-issue public carry permitting laws, assault …

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California Microstamping

California Microstamping Bill Passes California Assembly Today, the California State Assembly passed AB 2847, which will encourage firearm manufacturers to incorporate microstamping technology into all models of semi-automatic handguns sold in California. Microstamping technology allows law enforcement to quickly link cartridge cases found at the scene of a crime to a specific firearm. For the …

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Virginia Appointment

Lori Haas Named to Virginia State Crime Commission Richmond, VA (June 9, 2020) — This afternoon, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam named Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas to the Virginia State Crime Commission. Haas previously served on the Virginia State Crime Commission under former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. The purpose of …

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Congressional Action on Policing Reform

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 Washington, DC (June 9, 2020) — Yesterday, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass, Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill would implement much-needed reforms to American …

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CSGV Responds to Unrest in Minneapolis and the Arrest in Killing of George Floyd

American Carnage Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Outreach and Equity Lauren Footman issued the following statement: The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence condemns violence in all its forms. We also understand the outrage of injustice. We applaud the arrest in the killing of George Floyd but fully recognize that justice is a long …

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Microstamping in California

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Strongly Encourages California to Pass AB 2847 This morning, the California State Assembly will hold a hearing on Assembly Bill 2847, which will incentivize firearms manufacturers to incorporate microstamping technology into firearms sold in California. Microstamping technology allows for law enforcement to quickly link cartridge cases found at the …

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CSGV condemns the murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence condemns the murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery Washington, DC — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence condemns the murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. A newly released video shows that on February 23, two armed white men pursued Arbery, who was Black, as he was jogging. An altercation ensued, and …

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The Insurrectionist Idea

Trump is Inciting Violence in Virginia, Elsewhere Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “This morning, the president endangered the lives and safety of officials in Virginia. His call to “Liberate Virginia” is a call to violence — make no mistake about it. These armed demonstrations calling on states …

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Firearm Suicide: The Epidemic Within the Pandemic

Our four point plan to address firearm suicide during this period of isolation, economic uncertainty, elevated stress, and increased alcohol use. While COVID-19 is currently the most pressing public health emergency facing the nation, firearm suicide is an ongoing public health crisis that is exacerbated by COVID-19 and this time of self-quarantine. Even before this …

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Victory in Virginia

Governor Northam Signs Gun Violence Prevention Bills As expected, Governor Ralph Northam signed a slew of gun violence prevention bills into law today — a historic win for gun violence prevention in Virginia. The bills signed today include: Universal background checks Extreme Risk Protection Order Required reporting for lost & stolen firearms Locality control to …

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NRA in Turmoil

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Responds to Layoffs at National Rifle Association Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director of Advocacy Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Yesterday, we learned that the National Rifle Association (NRA) has laid off a significant number of employees from their national headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. In the midst of …

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COVID-19 and Guns

Guns Don’t Make You Safer Guns won’t protect us during this time of uncertainty. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “As the world faces the COVID-19 public health emergency, America is still grappling with another public health crisis: gun violence. Gun violence and the COVID-19 pandemic are inextricably …

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2020 Endorsements

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Gun Violence Survivors, Speaker Pelosi, Congressional Allies Washington, DC (March 23, 2020) — Today, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence — the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization — endorses Speaker Nancy Pelosi, gun violence survivors,  and other congressional allies in the House and Senate. These gun violence champions …

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2020 Presidential Endorsement

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States Nation’s oldest gun violence prevention group enthusiastically supports Biden based on his decades-long commitment to gun violence prevention. Following the results of tonight’s primary elections, the 2020 Democratic primary has all but come to an end. It was a historic primary …

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