“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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CSGV STATEMENT ON SHOOTING AT FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL HEADQUARTERS

Washington, DC-Yesterday €™s shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C. reminds us that the use of political violence-to whatever end-is always, unequivocally wrong.

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CSGV STATEMENT ON MASS SHOOTING AT SIKH TEMPLE IN OAK CREEK, WISCONSIN

Washington, DC-Our hearts are heavy today as we join the nation in mourning the six innocent Americans who were killed yesterday at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

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ALEC’S CORPORATE MEMBERS ON RECORD SUPPORTING ASSAULT WEAPONS

Washington, DC- With members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) gathering in Salt Lake City for a closed door meeting just days after the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colorado, American families deserve to know why the organization continues to formally support the ownership and sale of assault weapons.

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CSGV STATEMENT ON THE MASS SHOOTING IN AURORA

Washington, DC-We are deeply saddened by today €™s tragic events in Colorado. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims, those who were injured, and everyone traumatized by this senseless act of violence.

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CSGV STATEMENT ON DAILY CALLER GUN GIVEAWAY PROMOTION

Washington, DC-That Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller would promote a man like firearms manufacturer Jim Pontillo to their readers is a testament to how far the American Conservative movement has moved to the right in the last several years.

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CSGV ASKS SENATORS CASEY AND TOOMEY TO STAND UP FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Washington, DC-Today, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) placed a full-page ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer imploring Pennsylvania Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to oppose any congressional legislation that would impose nationwide concealed carry reciprocity on the states.

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CSGV TELLS SENATOR BROWN TO OPPOSE DANGEROUS “NATIONAL CARRY” LEGISLATION

Washington, DC-Today, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) placed a full-page ad in the Boston Globe imploring Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown to oppose any congressional legislation that would impose nationwide concealed carry reciprocity on the states. The ad asks Brown's constituents to call him and voice their opposition to this dangerous idea.

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NEWT GINGRICH HAS EMBRACED “SECOND AMENDMENT REMEDIES,” REPEATEDLY

Washington, DC-Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced today via Twitter and Facebook that he will be a Republican Party candidate for president in the 2012 elections.

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NEW CSGV PETITION CALLS ON REP. YOUNG TO RE-SWEAR OATH TO CONSTITUTION

Washington, DC-The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has created a petition at SignOn.org that calls on Rep. Don Young (R-AK) to re-swear his oath to the U.S. Constitution because he endorsed a document drafted by a militia leader recently indicted for plotting to kill law enforcement and government officials.

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NEW WEBSITE LISTS COLLEGES THAT ALLOW GUNS TO BE CARRIED ON CAMPUS

Washington, DC-The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence have launched a new website, www.armedcampuses.org, that lists the colleges and universities that allow individuals to carry loaded firearms on their campuses. The website is intended to be a resource for students and their parents as they make decisions regarding higher education.

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STATEMENT OF CSGV ON TUCSON SHOOTING RAMPAGE

Washington, DC-Those of us at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are deeply dismayed at the horrific shooting rampage that occurred in Tucson this weekend.

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