Press Releases

New CDC Data Show 39,740 People Died by Gun Violence in 2018

Jan 31, 2020

“We know the solutions needed to curb this epidemic and reduce American gun deaths. Life-saving policies like Extreme Risk Protection Orders and permit to purchase laws have gained popularity at the state level but need national attention. This newly released data on gun fatalities demands the attention of lawmakers in Washington and around the nation. Our failure to swiftly address this national epidemic is killing our citizens, our families, and our communities. Gun violence is our national shame. Every day that action is not taken in Washington and in statehouses across the country, this nightmare continues. It is way past time that elected leaders at every level of government work together to make gun violence rare and abnormal.”

Virginia Grant Funding for Community Violence Intervention Programs

Dec 17, 2019

“We would like to thank Governor Northam and Secretary Moran for committing funding to community violence intervention programs. Too often, the communities that are most impacted by gun violence -- frequently communities of color -- are overlooked or ignored in the gun violence prevention debate."

New Report Details Firearm Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans and Military Members

Nov 11, 2019

“As a military spouse, I recognize that firearms are essential to military culture but their lethal role in suicide among veterans, military service members, and their families should not be brushed aside in this discussion.

Joint Statement on Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson

Oct 16, 2019

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