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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STATEMENT OF COALITION TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE ON SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTING

Washington, DC—The gruesome images of San Bernardino are an all-too-familiar reminder of the price our society is paying because dangerous people have easy access to firearms.

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PARENTS OF SLAIN WDBJ REPORTER WEIGH IN ON DELEGATE LINGAMFELTER’S RECKLESS RECORD ON GUNS

Woodbridge, VA—This morning, Andy and Barbara Parker—the parents of slain WDBJ-7 reporter Alison Parker, who was shot and killed on live television this summer along with her cameraman Adam Ward--participated in a press call withcandidate Sara Townsend to highlight Virginia state Delegate Scott Lingamfelter’s abysmal record on gun violence prevention.

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SENATOR SANDERS FAILS TO REPLY TO MEETING REQUEST FROM AURORA SURVIVORS ORDERED TO PAY $200,000 TO GUN COMPANIES

Denver, CO—Two parents whose daughter was killed in the 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado have requested a meeting with Democratic presidential candidate/Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss his position on a law that grants the gun industry unprecedented legal immunity, but have not received any reply to date.

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VIRGINIA GUN GROUP LAUNCHES INTIMIDATION CAMPAIGN IN MCLEAN

McLean, VA—The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), a radical pro-gun group based out of Midlothian, Virginia, rallied numerous pro-gun activists to travel to McLean last night to attend a meeting of The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) during which the proposed location of a gun store next to an elementary school was discussed.

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UMPQUA TRAGEDY SHOULD END JUVENILE DEBATE OVER “GUN-FREE ZONES”

We were sickened and angered yesterday at the news of another mass shooting tragedy, at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. We are devastated to see so many additional families destroyed by preventable gun violence.

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PETITION CAMPAIGN CALLS ON DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO STOP FUNDING THE CORPORATE GUN LOBBY

Newtown, CT−Two gun violence prevention groups, the Newtown Action Alliance and Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, have launched a petition campaign calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to cancel a planned $2.4 million grant to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and find a more suitable partner for their gun violence prevention efforts.

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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST AT DISTRICT OFFICE OF ROANOKE SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS ON THURSDAY

Roanoke, VA−On Thursday afternoon, advocates with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Stop the Violence Star City, and the Blue Ridge Coalition Against Gun Violence will protest at the district office of Virginia State Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke) to call on him to reverse his position and proclaim support for stronger gun laws in Virginia.

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