Last updated on: 4/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
Reasoning:

“Approximately 40% of gun sales are made without any background check—giving convicted felons, the dangerously mentally ill and others unchecked access to firearms. It’s long past time to require a background check on every gun sale in America…

Semiautomatic, military-style firearms are designed for one purpose: to kill people en masse, and quickly. They have no place on our streets, and are a threat to law enforcements officers and civilians alike…

Mental health screening for gun buyers in the United States is shallow, arbitrary and often unfair. A new standard must be developed that focuses on dangerousness—whether or not someone with mental illness presents a threat to self or others.”

“Issues,” www.csgv.org (accessed Mar. 26, 2015)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is a 501(c)(4) organization that was founded in 1974. We seek to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.

Our organizational structure is unique among national gun violence prevention organizations. CSGV is composed of 47 national organizations working to reduce gun violence. Our coalition members include religious organizations, child welfare advocates, public health professionals, and social justice organizations. This diversity of member organizations allows us to reach a wide variety of grassroots constituencies who share our vision of non-violence.”

“About Us,” www.csgv.org (accessed Apr. 21, 2015)

Mission:

“The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.”

“About Us,” www.csgv.org (accessed Apr. 21, 2015)

Other:
501(c)(4) nonprofit organization
Contact Info:
Phone
202-408-0061
Email
csgv@csgv.org
Website
csgv.org
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?