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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With Northam Victory, Gun Violence Prevention Is Clearly A Winning Issue

With Northam Victory, Gun Violence Prevention Is Clearly A Winning Issue Ralph Northam took a strong stance against the NRA on their home turn, it paid off. Washington, DC (November 7, 2017) — Tonight, Ralph Northam was elected the 73rd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) was an …

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Shame On Us

Shame On Us America moves on from the deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas, a month later, then Sutherland Springs happens. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “We just did this. “We went through the worst mass shooting in modern American history just over a month ago. Politicians …

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Statement from Lori Haas

After Las Vegas, Ed Gillespie Owes Virginians an Explanation Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas Calls on Gillespie to Release his NRA Questionnaire Answers Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “The National Rifle Association (NRA) and politicians beholden to them bear responsibility for …

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Las Vegas Massacre

Las Vegas Massacre is a Uniquely American Tragedy As details emerge, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence issues initial statement on Las Vegas shooting In response to the Las Vegas shooting that left more than 50 dead and hundreds wounded, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “Days like …

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Releases Virginia Endorsements

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Releases Virginia Endorsements Washington, DC (October 20, 2017)  — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) endorses the following candidates in the 2017 elections. Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam   Candidate for Governor Back in May, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence enthusiastically endorsed Ralph Northam for Governor of Virginia. Today, we …

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CSGV Advocates for Policies to Prevent Firearm Suicide as National Suicide Prevention Week Begins

CSGV Advocates for Policies to Prevent Firearm Suicide as National Suicide Prevention Week Begins Suicides account for nearly two-thirds of all gun fatalities; these deaths can be prevented by temporarily removing firearms from those in crisis. Washington, DC (September 10, 2017)  — As National Suicide Prevention Week begins, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) …

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Victory in the Northwest

Extreme Risk Protection Order Becomes Law in Oregon ERPO’s passage indicates growing support for data-driven gun policy. Salem, Oregon (August 16, 2017)  — Yesterday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed SB 719 into law. SB 719,  otherwise known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO), establishes a process to remove guns from individuals at risk of …

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Violence in Charlottesville is a Product of NRA/Trump Hateful Rhetoric

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Violence in Charlottesville is a Product of NRA/Trump Hateful Rhetoric Charlottesville, VA (August 12, 2017)  —  Violence erupted today in Charlottesville, Virginia as white supremacist groups viciously attacked counter-protesters. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) extends our deepest …

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Today’s Shootings Prove Gun Violence Does Not Discriminate

“Gun violence does not discriminate. It is not black or white. It is not gay or straight. It is not Republican or Democrat. We must come together to reject hate in all its forms while working to ensure that hateful, dangerous individuals do not have access to weapons of war. The easy accessibility of highly lethal weapons turns nightclubs into slaughterhouses, churches into graveyards, and baseball fields into war zones.

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As Governor, Ralph Northam will be a Champion for Gun Violence Prevention

“Tonight’s results reaffirm what many of us already knew: gun violence prevention is a winning issue in Virginia. Long before it was politically expedient, Ralph Northam supported lifesaving gun violence prevention policies. He has been a leader in our movement for many years, and I am extremely heartened to see Virginians choose him as their Democratic nominee for governor."

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