Virginia Assault Weapons Ban House Passage

Assault Weapons Ban Passes Virginia House of Delegates Richmond, VA (February 11, 2020) — Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 961, prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, high capacity magazines, and bump stocks, by a vote of 51-48. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Virginia …

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Virginia Assault Weapons Ban

Virginia House Public Safety Committee Passes Bill to Regulate Assault Weapons and Other Lethal Accessories Richmond, VA (February 7, 2020) — Today, the Virginia House Public Safety Committee passed HB 961, prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, high capacity magazines, silencers, and bump stocks. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued …

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Virginia Legislation

Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Lost and Stolen Gun Bill Richmond, VA (February 5, 2020) — This evening, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 67, a bill requiring lost and stolen firearms to be reported within 24 hours. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Tracing firearms …

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Virginia House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee Passes Gun Violence Prevention Package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2020   MEDIA CONTACT: Beau Cribbs (on behalf of Andrew Patrick) beaucribbs@gmail.com 804-387-8161 Virginia House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee Passes Gun Violence Prevention Package Richmond, VA (February 4, 2020) – This morning, the Virginia House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee passed several gun violence prevention bills on the docket. These include a …

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Virginia Legislature

Virginia House Of Delegates Passes Huge Gun Violence Prevention Package Washington, DC (January 30, 2020) — Today, the Virginia House of Delegates made history. The new Democratic majority passed seven life-saving gun violence prevention measures. These bills include establishing universal background checks, establishing an Extreme Risk Protection Order, establishing child access prevention laws, requiring lost …

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Virginia Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Virginia Senate Votes To Remove Guns From Abusers SB 479 prohibits possession of firearms for those subject to a permanent protective order Richmond, Virginia (January 28, 2020) – The Commonwealth of Virginia moved again in the direction of …

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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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