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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.