Washington, DC−In an historic rebuke to the NRA, the Senate voted 51-43 this evening to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as the 19th Surgeon General in U.S. history.
Newtown, CT−The Newtown Action Alliance, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Campaign to Unload applaud comedian Jay Leno’s decision to cancel his appearance at the 2015 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), an annual event sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the gun industry. Leno’s cancellation comes just hours after the three gun violence prevention groups had launched a petition calling on him to take this action.
Washington, DC−During a wave election in which Republicans strengthened their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and took control of U.S. Senate, the issue of gun violence prevention nonetheless proved to be a winning issue in tightly-contested races across the country.
Washington, DC−The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) released two hard-hitting public service announcements today to remind voters that each of us has a responsibility to enact common-sense gun laws in the United States.
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCATES TELL MARYLAND POLICE TRAINING COMMISSION: DON’T VALIDATE INSURRECTIONISM
Sykesville, MD−On Thursday, October 23rd at 3 p.m., a group of leading gun violence prevention advocates will deliver thousands of signatures to the Maryland Police Training Commission calling on them to revoke the training certification of Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis.
Washington, DC–In response to the accidental shooting at Bullets and Burgers in Arizona earlier this week, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s executive director, Josh Horwitz, issued the following statement.
Washington, DC–The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence would like to thank the 23 California Senators who voted today to approve AB 1014, the Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) bill.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is closely watching the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and we are deeply disturbed by what we see unfolding there. Our hearts go out to the family of Michael Brown, Jr. as they deal with an unimaginable loss.
In response to the death today of Jim Brady, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence released the below statement today.
Gun Violence Prevention Expert to Join Del. Norton to Discuss Legislation’s Potential Negative Impact on Gun Safety in D.C.
Executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Josh Horwitz, will join Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) this morning at a gathering to discuss Rep. Thomas Massie’s (R-Ky.) amendment passed yesterday in the House that would prevent the District of Columbia from enforcing current gun laws supported by law enforcement and residents, including gun owners.