The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy. The Coalition is comprised of 47 national organizations working to reduce gun violence, including religious groups, child welfare advocates, public health professionals, and social justice organizations.
There is an epidemic of gun violence in America. In 2011, there were a total of 32,351 gun deaths in the U.S. The firearm death rate among U.S. children 14 years of age and younger is nearly 12 times higher than the combined rate in 25 other industrialized nations. This is unacceptable and preventable.
In order to pass life-saving gun reforms at the federal and state level, we must break the stranglehold that the National Rifle Association has over our legislatures. That means making them politically toxic.
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