CSGV Statement: In First Debate, Hillary Clinton Promotes Gun Reform Policies Popular With A Majority of Americans; Donald Trump Gives Muddled Response On The Issue

“Secretary Clinton offered a clear vision for America that included strong gun violence prevention policies like universal background checks and reinstating a ban on assault weapons. Clinton proudly proclaimed, ‘We have to tackle the plague of gun violence’ during a spirited discussion on gun violence and race in America. Trump offered an incoherent mixed bag of policies.

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CSGV STATEMENT: DONALD TRUMP’S CONTINUED EMBRACE OF INSURRECTIONISM IS DEPLORABLE

“Trump’s pattern of inciting violence is deplorable -- plain and simple,” said CSGV Executive Director Josh Horwitz. “This type of language is dangerous and irresponsible. It has no place in the American political process and should be repudiated immediately by Americans of all political stripes.”

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BUD LIGHT RESCINDS SPONSORSHIP OF TED NUGENT CONCERT

Bud Light, the top-selling beer in the U.S., according to their parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev (ADR), quietly pulled their sponsorship of controversial musician and long-time NRA board member Ted Nugent’s concert Saturday in Peoria, Illinois. The company removed their logos associated with the concert’s marketing efforts after a Media Matters blog and an online petition circulated by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) called attention to the corporate sponsorship. The petition received over 5,800 signatures in just a few days.

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COALITION TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE RESPONDS TO TRAGIC GUN VIOLENCE OVER LAST 72 HOURS

Mourning the tragic deaths of five Dallas police officers, the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Josh Horwitz, issued the following statement noting the role of the gun lobby in perpetuating the cultural climate of circular fear in which guns, including highly lethal assault weapons, have become ever-present in this country

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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION PUSH TO CONTINUE AFTER FAILED VOTES IN SENATE

This is gun violence, America. It happens every single day. We have ways to stop it. Elected officials and their reliance on contributions from the gun lobby are the ones who are standing in the way.

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CSGV STATEMENT ON ORLANDO NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING; WORST IN US HISTORY

“The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s board, members, and employees, are devastated at the horror that resulted from this tragedy,” stated Executive Director Josh Horwitz. “Our thoughts are with the families, the Orlando community, and the entire state of Florida.”

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CSGV STATEMENT ON NEW SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION REGULATION

This morning, President Obama announced a package aimed at reducing gun violence and creating safer communities for all Americans. One proposed regulation would give the Social Security Administration (SSA) authority to prospectively identify individuals who lack the capacity to safely handle firearms and include them in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

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MAN WHO THREATENS SCHOOL CHILDREN AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS HAS GUN RIGHTS REINSTATED BY MONTANA COURT

Kalispell, MT—The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is greatly disappointed in Flathead County Attorney Ed Corrigan’s decision to agree to defer prosecution against David Joseph Lenio, a man arrested last year for threatening to murder Kalispell school children and religious leaders in a series of Twitter posts.

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CSGV STATEMENT ON VIRGINIA GOVERNOR SIGNING GUN BILLS INTO LAW

Today, Governor McAuliffe signed into law three pieces of legislation that make up his gun deal with the National Rifle Association and Republican lawmakers. These new laws include: (1) concealed carry reciprocity agreements with all 49 states, (2) a prohibition on possession of guns for the subjects of permanent protective orders, and (3) presence of Virginia State Police at all Virginia guns shows to perform voluntary background checks.

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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION GROUPS MAKE UNITED STAND AGAINST UNIVERSAL CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY BILL IN VIRGINIA

Richmond, VA—More than 50 gun violence prevention (GVP) groups—from Virginia and across the country—have signed onto letters calling on Governor Terry McAuliffe to veto HB1163/SB610, a dangerous universal concealed carry reciprocity bill.

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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION GROUP APPLAUDS DECOUPLING OF LEGISLATION IN VIRGINIA GUN DEAL

Richmond, VA—The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence—a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to ensuring freedom from gun violence in America—applauds the removal of enactment clauses from HB1386/SB715 and HB1391/SB49, important pieces of gun violence prevention legislation that were the subject of recent negotiations between the National Rifle Association, Virginia Republicans, and the administration of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION GROUP CALLS ON NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION TO REMOVE TED NUGENT FROM ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOLLOWING ANTI-SEMITIC POSTINGS

Washington, DC—The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is calling on the National Rifle Association (NRA) to remove Ted Nugent from its Board of Directors following a series of anti-Semitic postings by the rock musician on Facebook yesterday.

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GOVERNOR MCAULIFFE AGREES TO BAD DEAL ON GUNS WITH NRA

Richmond, VA—The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is describing a deal negotiated by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the National Rifle Association and Republicans in the General Assembly as a “mistake” and urging the governor to either lobby for stronger gun reform provisions or drop the legislation altogether.

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GOVERNOR, LIEUTENTANT GOVERNOR, AND ATTORNEY GENERAL TO JOIN GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCATES AT VIGIL & ADVOCACY EVENT ON MLK DAY

Richmond, VA—On Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Governor McAuliffe, Lieutenant Governor Northam and Attorney General Herring will join the Virginia Center for Public Safety (VACPS), gun violence survivors, and gun violence prevention advocates from across the state for a Vigil to Remember Victims of Gun Violence and Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Richmond.

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California Officials, Gun Violence Survivors Announce Launch of California Gun Violence Restraining Order

Los Angeles, CA – State officials, gun safety activists, and gun violence survivors will hold a press conference Thursday morning to announce the implementation of California’s new Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) law.

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COALITION TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE APPLAUDS PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR TAKING ACTION AS CONGRESS CONTINUES TO SERVE GUN LOBBY

Washington, DC—The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence applauds President Obama for signing a series of executive actions today aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals and promoting the development of smart gun technology.

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VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK HERRING TERMINATES CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS WITH 25 STATES THAT DON’T MEET COMMONWEALTH’S SAFETY STANDARDS

Richmond, VA—Today, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia will be terminating concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 25 states that fail to meet the standards Virginia has set to ensure the safety of its citizens.

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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST IN FRONT OF NRA HEADQUARTERS ON THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF SANDY HOOK SHOOTING

Fairfax, VA—This Monday, on the third anniversary of the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School which took the lives of 20 children and six adults, protesters will gather in front of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.

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23 ORGANIZATIONS TO DELIVER 28,000+ PETITION SIGNATURES TO U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE THURSDAY PROTESTING GRANT TO GUN LOBBY GROUP

Washington, DC—MomsRising and 22 gun violence prevention groups (Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Newtown Action Alliance, Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Northwest Corner Committee for Gun Violence Prevention, Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence,Nebraskans Against Gun Violence, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, Utah Parents Against Gun Violence, Colorado Ceasefire Capitol Fund, Bergen County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence,Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah, Stop Handgun Violence, Women Against Gun Violence,Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs, Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Safe Tennessee Project, Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence and New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence) will deliver more than 28,000 petition signatures to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday protesting a grant to a Newtown, Connecticut-based gun lobby group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

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RESPONSE OF GUN VIOLENCE SURVIVOR LORI HAAS TO CONGRESSMAN DAVE BRAT’S MOCKING OF FAMILIES’ “FEELINGS” ON GUN VIOLENCE

Washington, DC—In a disgusting display of contempt for human lives and basic decency, Congressman Dave Brat (R-VA) scoffed at the feelings of those calling for gun violence prevention legislation following Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

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