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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV)
Transcript of Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV)
Originally known as National Coalition to Ban Handguns
Involving a variety of members from multiple religious backgrounds, as well as labor and nonprofit organizations.
Was made to address the then high rates of gun-related crimes and fatalities in the U.S.
Changed its name to the National Coalition to Stop Gun Violence in 1989 (to address their concern with assault riffles including handguns)
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association of Suicidology
American Ethical Union
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Congress
American Psychiatric Association
American Public Health Association
Americans for Democratic Action
Assoc. of Japanese Families of Gun Violence Victims in the U. S. A.
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
The Bible Holiness Movement, International
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Central Conference of American Rabbis
Children's Defense Fund
Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Church of the Brethren
The Communitarian Network
The Council of The Great City Schools
DC for Democracy
The DISARM Education Fund
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Jesuit Conference - Office of Social Ministries
Jewish Community Center Association
Jewish Women International
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Social Workers
National Council of Jewish Women, Inc.
National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
National Urban League, Inc.
North American Federation of Temple Youth
Pan American Trauma Association
Peace Action of Washington
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Union for Reform Judaism
Unitarian Universalist Association
United Church of Christ
United Federation of Teachers
United Methodist Church Board of Church & Society
United States Conference of Mayors
United States Student Association
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Woman's National Democratic Club
Women's League for Conservative Judaism
To ban private ownership of all firearms with a few exceptions to the rule, allowing only police, military, licensed security guards, antique dealers (the weapon must be in a unfireable condition) and licensed pistol clubs where the weapons must be kept inside the premise Started with thirty groups
Grew to 44 member groups from 1980-1990.
The number of organizations that support them is currently 48. To create new laws that would prohibit the ownership of guns.
Go against pro-gun lobby's such as the NRA
Inform the public of their cause and reduce gun violence in the U.S. Types of Members Meet the CSGV Staff