At the age of 15, a young girl from Chicago named Hadiya Pendleton had the honor of performing on behalf of her high school at the second presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. She was a talented majorette dancer and a sophomore at King College Prep. Just over a week later…

“Proving the laws of nature wrong we learned to walk without having feet. Funny it seems, but by keeping our dreams we learned to breathe fresh air.” Almost two decades later, the prophetic words of hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur still work to personify the concept of transforming tragedy into triumph…

Sixty-seven people die by firearm suicide daily — more than the deadliest mass shooting in American history happening every single day.

The numbers don’t lie. Gun violence remains our national shame.

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data related to firearm deaths. The numbers were heartbreaking — nearly 40,000 Americans died by gun violence in 2018 — but unfortunately, they were not surprising. …

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Impacted Community Team is excited to launch “Lives Impacted: Gun Violence Stories from Impacted Communities”, a monthly blog series highlighting this epidemic in the communities most affected, yet rarely discussed.

Last Friday, Clarence Venable was fatally shot leaving a training session on how to…

The real history of the extreme risk law — as told by its creators.

On Monday, Donald Trump addressed the nation regarding the tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. He accepted no responsibility for his role in inspiring and emboldening armed white supremacists. He called people with mental illness “monsters.” He blamed video games for our nation’s gun violence epidemic. In…

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is a 501(c)(4) organization founded in 1974. We are the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization.

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