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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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCATES DELIVER PETITION TO WTTG CALLING FOR EMILY MILLER’S FIRING

Washington, DC−A woman who has made a career out of publicly attacking the democratically-enacted gun laws of the District of Columbia and Maryland has no business serving as the “chief investigative reporter” of a television station covering the region’s affairs.

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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCATES TO DELIVER PETITION TO WTTG CALLING FOR EMILY MILLER’S FIRING

Washington, DC−A woman who has made a career out of publicly attacking the democratically-enacted gun laws of the District of Columbia and Maryland has no business serving as the “chief investigative reporter” of a television station covering the region’s affairs.

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NRA-FRIENDLY LAWMAKERS IN VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY KILLING GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION THROUGH BACKROOM DEALING

Richmond, VA−Less than two weeks into the General Assembly session, Republican lawmakers have resorted to backroom dealing in order to kill a package of gun safety bills in an effort to avoid attracting attention from the media and public.

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VIRGINIA SENATE VOTES DOWN GUNS IN SCHOOLS, MOVES FORWARD WITH BACKGROUND CHECK BILL

Richmond, VA−This afternoon, the Virginia Senate defeated legislation, SB 1132, which would have allowed individuals with concealed handgun permits to carry loaded firearms on school property outside of regular school hours.

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VIRGINIA HOUSE SUBCOMITTEE DEALS A BLOW TO WOMEN’S SAFETY

Richmond, VA−Despite riveting testimony from Lisette Johnson—who was shot five times by her abusive husband in Chesterfield County—and others personally affected by gun violence, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 voted down HB 2085 this evening.

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GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCATES TO FOX DC: FIRE EMILY MILLER

Washington, DC−A reporter who has made a career out of publicly attacking the District of Columbia’s democratically enacted gun laws has no business serving as a “chief investigative reporter” covering the city’s affairs.

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VIRGINIA HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE TO TAKE UP IMPORTANT GUN-RELATED BILLS TODAY

Richmond, VA−Today at 4:00PM, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 will take up several important pieces of legislation that would enhance public safety in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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VIRGINIA COMMITTEE FEELS PRESSURE, CHANGES ITS VOTE TO PROTECT WOMEN OVER GUNS

Richmond, VA−In a dramatic turn of events, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted 10-4 today to approve SB 943, a bill that would prohibit those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence, sexual battery, and stalking from purchasing and possessing firearms.

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