The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on Virginia Special Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on Virginia Special Session Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “The political cowardice and abdication of duty by Republicans in Richmond was on full …

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Virginia Beach Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Governor Northam’s Swift Action on Gun Violence The Governor’s declaration of a special legislative session in Richmond to address gun violence is exactly the leadership needed on this epidemic Richmond, VA— Tuesday …

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Virginia Beach Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Senator Tommy Norment Says It Is “Too Soon” to Talk About Gun Violence; For Thousands of Virginians — It Is Too Late The Senate Majority Leader’s tone deaf comments reveal how disillusioned leadership in Richmond is on gun violence. …

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Virginia Beach Municipal Building Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Virginia Republicans Have Failed the Commonwealth on Gun Violence News of a tragic shooting at Municipal Building in Virginia Beach illustrates Richmond’s inaction on guns Virginia Beach, VA— Late Friday afternoon, news broke of shooting at a municipal building …

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NRA in Turmoil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Dissolve The NRA Washington, DC — The chaos, infighting, and corruption at the National Rifle Association (NRA) are becoming more apparent by the day. Reports of out-of-control spending and self-enrichment by NRA officials reveal the NRA to be a …

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STEM SCHOOL SHOOTING VIGIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Condemns “Mental Health” Chants at Gun Violence Vigil Washington, DC — Recent reports show individuals at a vigil for the STEM School shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colorado walking out of Wednesday’s event. Individuals …

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Mental Health Month

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Month -- an opportunity for people across the nation to share their experiences, learn more about mental health, and actively work to destigmatize mental illness and help-seeking.

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UNCC Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 What Are You Doing to Stop Gun Violence? The daily epidemic of American gun violence is all around us. Every voter must begin holding officials responsible for their continued inaction. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Media Director Andrew Patrick …

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On the Columbine Anniversary, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Reflects

“Our thoughts are with the families of those killed and injured at Columbine High School 20 years ago and the community affected by the tragedy. Though we cannot possibly know the depth of your pain and grief, we stand beside you, determined to make our country safer for future generations.

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12th Virginia Tech Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Marks Virginia Tech Anniversary Washington, DC — April 16, 2019 marks the twelfth anniversary of the horrific shooting at Virginia Tech, during which 32 individuals were killed. At the time and for years …

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ERPO in COLORADO

“Extreme Risk Protection Orders are data-driven, life-saving tools that are essential in efforts to reduce American gun violence in all its forms. In addition to Governor Polis, we want to thank House Majority Leader Alec Garnett, Senator Lois Court, Senator Brittany Pettersen, and our friend and ally Representative Tom Sullivan for leading this effort. We also want to recognize the longtime leadership of Colorado Ceasefire as well as the tireless work from our partners at the Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, and the Marigold Project for their work and dedication in making this life-saving law a reality. This vital law will help save lives in the Centennial State.”

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From Our Sister Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Marks National Public Health Week Washington, DC — April 1-7, 2019 marks National Public Health Week — an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). This week provides a crucial opportunity to discuss …

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Passage of the 2019 Violence Against Women Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Passage of the 2019 Violence Against Women Act Landmark legislation reauthorization passes House of Representatives by a vote of 263 -158. Washington, DC (April 4, 2019) – Today, the House of Representatives took the …

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A Monumental Shift in the Gun Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 A Monumental Shift in the Gun Debate Hearing on Capitol Hill illustrates the sea change in political conventional wisdom Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz Issued the Following Statement: “If you were on Capitol Hill today, …

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SB328 Will Protect Women by Removing Guns from Domestic Abusers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 SB328 Will Protect Women by Removing Guns from Domestic Abusers Santa Fe, New Mexico (March 15, 2019) — Late last night, the New Mexico House passed SB328. This bill prohibits the purchase and possession of firearms by persons convicted …

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds the Passage of H.R. 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 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 the Passage of H.R. 1 CSGV was only gun violence prevention group to publicly support the For the People Act. Washington, DC (March 8, 2019) — This morning, the Democratic House …

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on Passage of H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on Passage of H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: Washington, DC (February 28, 2019) — “The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence …

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HR 8: Historic Universal Background Checks Bill Passes the House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Historic Universal Background Checks Bill Passes the House New Democratic Congress keeps campaign promise to act on gun violence epidemic Washington, DC (February 27, 2019) — Today, our legislators finally took concrete action to address America’s gun violence epidemic. …

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The Gun Law Every State Needs to Prevent Gun Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 The Gun Law Every State Needs to Prevent Gun Violence The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence endorses legislation in the House and Senate that will encourage states to pass and enact life-saving extreme risk laws. Washington, DC (February 14, 2019) – …

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An Overdue Discussion on American Gun Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 An Overdue Discussion on American Gun Violence Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Legislative Director Christian Heyne issued the following statement: “For nearly a decade, our legislators have avoided a House Congressional hearing on the epidemic of American gun violence. Today, that …

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