Virginia Legislation

Virginia House Public Safety Committee Passes Seven Gun Violence Prevention Bills Washington, DC (January 24, 2020) — This morning, the Virginia House Public Safety Committee passed all seven gun violence prevention bills on the docket. These bills include establishing universal background checks, establishing an Extreme Risk Protection Order, establishing child access prevention laws, requiring lost …

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Extreme Risk Protection Order One Step Closer in Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 SB 240 Passes Senate – becomes latest gun violence prevention bill to pass Virginia Senate Richmond, Virginia (January 22, 2020) – The Commonwealth of Virginia took another step toward becoming the 18th state to pass life-saving Extreme Risk …

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Armed Insurrectionists Prompt Cancellation of Annual MLK Day Vigil

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the cancellation of the annual Martin Luther King Day Vigil and Day of Advocacy. We have chosen to cancel the event due to the ongoing, credible threats to public safety that …

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Gun Violence Prevention Measures Move in Virginia

Universal background checks, one-handgun-a-month, locality control pass Virginia Senate Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Today, the newly Democratic-controlled Senate in Virginia took a big step toward making the Commonwealth safer for citizens and visitors.  “Bills to establish universal background checks on all gun sales, re-establish the …

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Bills Reported Out of Committee Will Build A Safer Virginia

A new day in Richmond as the Democrats’ gun violence prevention majority takes first steps toward change Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “I’ve been testifying and speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee since my daughter was shot and survived in her Virginia Tech French class in …

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Historic Breakthrough on Gun Violence Prevention Funding

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence applauds the House of Representatives for prioritizing gun violence research. Washington, DC (December 16, 2019) — For more than two decades, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) have been left with a void in their research funding — funding …

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CSGV Applauds Kentucky’s Bipartisan ERPO Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Kentucky’s Bipartisan Hearing on Extreme Risk Protection Orders Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of State Affairs Jen Pauliukonis issued the following statement: “In our divided country, bipartisan compromise so often …

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Lawrence VanDyke Has No Place on a Federal Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Lawrence VanDyke Has No Place on a Federal Court Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Federal Affairs Dakota Jablon issued the following statement: “This morning, the Senate advanced the nomination of Lawrence VanDyke for a lifetime appointment …

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Senator Ernst’s Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Does Not Protect Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Senator Ernst’s Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Does Not Protect Women Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Federal Affairs Dakota Jablon issued the following statement: “This evening, Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Senate Republican version of …

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Mitch McConnell’s Failure on Full Display in Santa Clarita

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Political Communications Andrew Patrick issued the following statement: “This morning, Connecticut Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal took to the Senate floor to force a vote on universal background checks — …

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Victory in Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Gun Violence Prevention Propels Democrats to Power in Virginia Voters hold Republicans responsible for years of just offering “thoughts and prayers” Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “After my daughter …

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “This morning, the nation woke up to the incredibly sad news that Congressman and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Elijah Eugene Cummings had died at the age of 68.  “Elijah Cummings was an icon in the fight for justice and peace. …

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CSGV/CJAF Joint Statement

Statement on the Fatal Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of African-American & Community Outreach Kayla Hicks and Executive Director of the Community Justice Action Fund Amber Goodwin issued the following joint statement: “As Black women who have worked on the issue of gun violence for years, we join with the …

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DeWine’s Misguided Approach to Gun Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 DeWine’s Misguided Approach to Gun Violence Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of State Affairs Jen Pauliukonis issued the following statement: “Two months following the deadly shooting in Dayton where nine people were killed and 27 others were …

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Confirmed: The NRA is a Russian Asset

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Confirmed: The NRA is a Russian Asset Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Political Communications Andrew Patrick issued the following statement: “This morning Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the results of his yearlong investigation into connections between …

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It Is Time to Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 It Is Time to Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “Assault weapons, which include military style semi-automatic firearms, are intended to maximize human lethality. They are …

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Senator Amanda Chase Threatens Gun Violence Prevention Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Senator Amanda Chase Threatens Gun Violence Prevention Groups Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Virginia Senator Amanda Chase (R-11) has begun running sponsored Facebook ads with incendiary, threatening language targeting …

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Tragedy in Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2019   MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603   Tragedy in Texas Less than a month after the El Paso massacre, Texas is left reeling after another mass shooting.  Washington, DC (September 1, 2019) — A mass shooting in the cities of Midland and Odessa, Texas …

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Americans Living with Mental Illness Are Not Monsters, Mr. President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Americans Living with Mental Illness Are Not Monsters, Mr. President Trump distracts from the issue of gun violence and his own racist rhetoric by stigmatizing an entire population. Washington, DC (August 5, 2019) —  “Mentally ill monsters.” That is …

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Another Tragedy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Another Tragedy Already reeling from the horrific violence in El Paso, the nation wakes up to another mass shooting.  Washington, DC (August 4, 2019) — Another tragedy. This time in Dayton, Ohio. A white man wearing body armor armed …

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