Richmond, VA—The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is describing a deal negotiated by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the National Rifle Association and Republicans in the General Assembly as a “mistake” and urging the governor to either lobby for stronger gun reform provisions or drop the legislation altogether.
GOVERNOR, LIEUTENTANT GOVERNOR, AND ATTORNEY GENERAL TO JOIN GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCATES AT VIGIL & ADVOCACY EVENT ON MLK DAY
Richmond, VA—On Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Governor McAuliffe, Lieutenant Governor Northam and Attorney General Herring will join the Virginia Center for Public Safety (VACPS), gun violence survivors, and gun violence prevention advocates from across the state for a Vigil to Remember Victims of Gun Violence and Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Richmond.
California Officials, Gun Violence Survivors Announce Launch of California Gun Violence Restraining Order
Los Angeles, CA – State officials, gun safety activists, and gun violence survivors will hold a press conference Thursday morning to announce the implementation of California’s new Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) law.
COALITION TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE APPLAUDS PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR TAKING ACTION AS CONGRESS CONTINUES TO SERVE GUN LOBBY
Washington, DC—The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence applauds President Obama for signing a series of executive actions today aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals and promoting the development of smart gun technology.
VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK HERRING TERMINATES CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS WITH 25 STATES THAT DON’T MEET COMMONWEALTH’S SAFETY STANDARDS
Richmond, VA—Today, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia will be terminating concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 25 states that fail to meet the standards Virginia has set to ensure the safety of its citizens.
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST IN FRONT OF NRA HEADQUARTERS ON THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF SANDY HOOK SHOOTING
Fairfax, VA—This Monday, on the third anniversary of the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School which took the lives of 20 children and six adults, protesters will gather in front of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.
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).
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.
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.
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.