“Trump’s pattern of inciting violence is deplorable — plain and simple,” said CSGV Executive Director Josh Horwitz. “This type of language is dangerous and irresponsible. It has no place in the American political process and should be repudiated immediately by Americans of all political stripes.”
Bud Light, the top-selling beer in the U.S., according to their parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev (ADR), quietly pulled their sponsorship of controversial musician and long-time NRA board member Ted Nugent’s concert Saturday in Peoria, Illinois. The company removed their logos associated with the concert’s marketing efforts after a Media Matters blog and an online petition circulated by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) called attention to the corporate sponsorship. The petition received over 5,800 signatures in just a few days.
Mourning the tragic deaths of five Dallas police officers, the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Josh Horwitz, issued the following statement noting the role of the gun lobby in perpetuating the cultural climate of circular fear in which guns, including highly lethal assault weapons, have become ever-present in this country
This is gun violence, America. It happens every single day. We have ways to stop it. Elected officials and their reliance on contributions from the gun lobby are the ones who are standing in the way.
“The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s board, members, and employees, are devastated at the horror that resulted from this tragedy,” stated Executive Director Josh Horwitz. “Our thoughts are with the families, the Orlando community, and the entire state of Florida.”
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