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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CSGV STATEMENT ON WDBJ SHOOTING

The public is devastated by the murders of Reporter Alison Parker and Cameraman Adam Ward that occurred during a routine live report during the 6:30 am broadcast of WDBJ 7 News. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family, friends, and colleagues at WDBJ.

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CSGV STATEMENT ON CORNYN BILL

Washington, DC−The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) opposes S. 2002, the “Mental Health and Safe Communities Act of 2015,” in its current form and urges Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), the sponsor of the legislation, to reconsider some of its key provisions.

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CSGV RELEASES PSA HIGHLIGHTING EPIDEMIC OF MASS SHOOTINGS IN UNITED STATES

Washington, DC−The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) released a new PSA today that highlights the continuing epidemic of mass shootings in the United States.

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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION GROUP DELIVERS 11,000 PETITION SIGNATURES TO FEC CALLING FOR INVESTIGATION OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION

Washington, DC−The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence today delivered more than 11,000 petition signatures to the Federal Election Commission to call on the agency to launch an investigation into the National Rifle Association.

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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION GROUP TO DELIVER 10,000 PETITION SIGNATURES TO FEC CALLING FOR INVESTIGATION OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION

Washington, DC−On Thursday, July 16, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence will deliver more than 10,000 petition signatures to the Federal Election Commission in downtown Washington to call on the agency to launch an investigation into the National Rifle Association.

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POLICYMAKERS MUST STOP CAVING TO THE NRA

Washington, DC−In the aftermath of the tragic June 17 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, which killed nine people, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is calling attention to the degenerate gun culture that continues to enable such horrific tragedies.

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SOUTH CAROLINA SHOOTING IS PRODUCT OF A DEGENERATE GUN CULTURE, SAYS GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORGANIZATION

Washington, DC−The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence released the below statement in response to today’s shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston: “We at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are heartbroken today as we contemplate the death and suffering caused by yesterday’s mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston."

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RADICAL VIRGINIA GUN GROUP SHOWS POLITICAL IMPOTENCE IN STATE’S PRIMARY RACES

Richmond, VA−The self-described “premier organization in Virginia in support of…Second Amendment rights,” the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), endorsed nine different candidates in yesterday’s GOP primary races for the state House and Senate.

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COALITION URGES SENATE APPROPRIATORS TO REJECT DANGEROUS AMENDMENTS THAT WOULD CRIPPLE ENFORCEMENT OF GUN LAWS

Washington, DC−This week, as the Senate Appropriations Committee prepares to mark up the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is encouraging committee members to reject a series of amendments that would sharply limit the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to enforce our nation’s gun laws.

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NEW COALITION LAUNCHES TO ADDRESS INCREASING USE OF VIOLENCE IN TARGETING PUBLIC POLICY

Washington, DC−The Ballots Not Bullets Coalition has launched with a mission to counter the emerging threat of violent insurrectionism in communities across the country.

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GOVERNOR MCAULIFFE VETOES GUN BILLS TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY

Richmond, VA−Governor Terry McAuliffe kept his promise to Virginians to take concrete steps to reduce gun violence in Virginia by vetoing on Friday three irresponsible pieces of legislation that had been supported by the gun lobby.

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