Washington, DC—In advance of a hearing today on a California Assembly bill proposing a “Gun Violence Restraining Order” that would prevent individuals from purchasing or possessing guns when they are at elevated risk of harming themselves or others, Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, is available to discuss his organization’s support for the legislation.

Washington, DC—The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence—the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence—applauds the Promoting Healthy Minds for Safer Communities Act, introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson (D–CA). As introduced, the bill is centered around an evidence-based strategy for decreasing gun violence by reducing access to firearms by individuals who have engaged in dangerous conduct rather than focusing on histories on mental illness.

Washington, DC—The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has been calling for people who are at heightened risk of harming themselves or others because of various factors contributing to an increased risk of violent behavior be temporarily prohibited from purchasing and possessing firearms.

Washington, DC—Highlighting the very real impact that federal legislation providing immunity for gun manufacturers has had on gun violence victims and their families, a new report details how a 2005 law has become a means for the gun industry to hide irresponsible business practices.

Washington, DC—The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) expressed astonishment today that Ted Nugent, the former rock star turned gun advocate notorious for his threatening, racist, homophobic and sexist language, will be attending the State of the Union Address.

Washington, DC—Applauding the Obama Administration’s executive actions related to mental health and firearm access, the executive director of the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund), Josh Horwitz, issued the following statement welcoming the President’s action directing the Department of Justice to clarify what it means to be committed to a mental health institution and directing the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure patient privacy while providing the background check system with relevant information...

Washington, DC—Today, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) is launching a new website,www.MeetTheNRA.org, that shines a spotlight on the political and cultural extremism of the members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Board of Directors.