CSGV UNVEILS BILLBOARD CALLING ON BOROUGH COUNCIL TO FIRE EMBATTLED PENNSYLVANIA POLICE CHIEF MARK KESSLER

Washington, DC-In a powerful symbol that the controversy over violent police chief Mark Kessler is not going away, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) unveiled a new roadside billboard in Gilberton, Pennsylvania this week with a message to the borough council to end their contract with the offensive and unhinged chief.

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CSGV RELEASES PSA CALLING ON AMERICANS TO “STAND UP TO ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’” LAWS

Washington, DC-In an effort to educate the public about the danger of self-defense laws written by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is releasing a new PSA today entitled “Stand Up to ‘Stand Your Ground.’”

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CSGV STATEMENT ON STARBUCKS’ RESPONSE TO ARMED RALLIES AT ITS STORES

Washington, DC-Today, pro-gun activists conducted a series of armed rallies at Starbucks' stores across the country, exposing the coffee chain's dangerous and irresponsible company policy concerning firearms.

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CSGV STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF ATF DIRECTOR

Washington, DC-The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) would like to congratulate B. Todd Jones on his confirmation as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

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CSGV STATEMENT ON “TERROR GAP” VOTE IN HOUSE

Washington, DC-The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) was deeply disappointed to see the House Appropriations Committee vote 29-19 today to continue to allow individuals on the FBI's Terrorist Watch List to purchase firearms.

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CSGV STATEMENT ON VERDICT IN ZIMMERMAN TRIAL

Washington, DC-Yesterday afternoon, Ms. Magazine issued a statement indicating that it had reversed an earlier decision to cancel a series of articles by gun violence prevention activist Heidi Yewman. We applaud them for that decision.

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CSGV STATEMENT ON MS. MAGAZINE DECISION TO PUBLISH “MY MONTH WITH A GUN” SERIES

Washington, DC-Yesterday afternoon, Ms. Magazine issued a statement indicating that it had reversed an earlier decision to cancel a series of articles by gun violence prevention activist Heidi Yewman. We applaud them for that decision.

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CSGV URGES SUPPORTERS TO KEEP UP PRESSURE ON CONGRESS

Washington, DC-Today, following Senate votes on gun violence prevention legislation, including the Toomey-Manchin amendment, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) released a statement indicating that it will not be deterred from its fight to prevent future gun-related tragedies.

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CSGV: NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS ON SENATE FLOOR TODAY, WE WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING

Washington, DC-In anticipation of this afternoon€'s Senate vote on gun violence prevention legislation, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is calling on supporters to make one final push to contact their legislators while also noting the fight is not yet over.

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ON ANNIVERSARY OF VIRGINIA TECH SHOOTING, VIRGINIANS FOR RESPONSIBLE GUN LAWS USES BILLBOARD BLITZ TO DEMAND ACTION FROM ERIC CANTOR

Richmond - Today, on the sixth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting, Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws, a project of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), is demanding action from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor through a series of billboards that went up today in Cantor €™s home district.

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CSGV STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR MANCHIN-TOOMEY AMENDMENT

Washington, DC-The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) supports the bipartisan amendment on background checks introduced by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-VA).

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VIGIL TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE RESUMES OUTSIDE CAPITOL AS “NO MORE NAMES”

Washington, DC-In an effort to demand congressional action on gun legislation, families of victims and survivors of gun violence, as well as gun-violence prevention advocates, will gather outside the U.S. Capitol building to resume reading the names of the more than 3,300 men, women, and children who have been killed by guns since the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, last December.

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“DON’T WATER DOWN BACKGROUND CHECKS BEFORE VOTE,” GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION GROUP TELLS SENATE

Washington, DC-Ahead of the Senate debate on a gun violence prevention package expected on the floor this week, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) called on Senators to keep the bill strong and give it an up-or-down vote.

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CSGV CONCERNED ABOUT MANCHIN-TOOMEY AMENDMENT ON BACKGROUND CHECKS

Washington, DC-The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) applauds Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) for their efforts to negotiate a compromise version of the universal background check bill sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013.

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ADVISORY ON “FILIBUSTER THE FILIBUSTER” ACTION

Washington, DC-Today, victims and survivors of gun violence will gather with gun violence prevention advocates to participate in €œFilibuster the Filibuster: They Deserve a Vote. €

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CSGV STATEMENT ON INTRODUCTION OF ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN LEGISLATION

Washington, DC-The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) would like to thank Senator Dianne Feinstein for introducing legislation to reinstate and strengthen the federal ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines. We deeply appreciate her continued leadership on this issue.

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CSGV RELEASES VIDEO DEMANDING REP. JOHN BARROW REJECT NRA €™S BLOOD MONEY

Washington, DC-One day after the President unveiled a broad-ranging package of gun policy measures, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) has released a new video to remind Members of Congress what is at stake. The video, available here, features Rep. John Barrow (D-GA) and uses his own campaign ad to link his support for the NRA to the weak gun laws that facilitate the type of carnage we have seen at Newtown and other massacres.

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CSGV STATEMENT ON TODAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Washington, DC-During a press conference today at the White House, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced a broad-ranging package of gun policy recommendations that, if implemented, would save countless American lives in the years ahead.

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CSGV STATEMENT ON NRA PRESS CONFERENCE

Washington, DC-During a tense and sometimes surreal press conference in Washington today, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre took no responsibility for the tragedy in Newtown and other recent mass shootings committed by heavily (and often legally) armed gunmen.

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“THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS” ARE NOT ENOUGH

Washington, DC-We can only imagine the scale of the human tragedy that has unfolded in Newtown, Connecticut as reports continue to emerge about the massacre committed at Sandy Hook Elementary.

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