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"CANDIDATES ON GUNS"

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence unveils online clearinghouse for candidates' views on gun violence prevention.

(Washington, DC) - The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) today unveiled www.CandidatesOnGuns.org, the only website designed as a clearinghouse for information on Presidential candidates' positions on the gun violence prevention issue.

"This website will serve as a clearinghouse for voters, the media, and advocates who want to know where candidates stand on the critical issue of gun violence prevention," said Joshua Horwitz, Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

One of the features of the website is CSGV's 2004 Presidential Candidate Survey, which asks questions on key policy issues such as the federal assault weapons ban and firearm industry immunity legislation. Several of the candidates have completed the survey, and CSGV will post candidate answers as they are received.

In addition to the questionnaire responses, www.CandidatesOnGuns.org also features:

Polling on the gun safety issue - including views of gun owners and NRA supporters - across the country and in key primary states

Background on key policy issues including the assault weapons ban, ballistic fingerprinting, closing the gun show loophole and federal firearm immunity legislation

Presidential candidates' voting records and public statements on gun violence prevention

"On Target '04 E-Newsletter", a regular election email update focusing on the gun issue in 2004 elections (coming soon)

About CSGV

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is composed of 44 civic, professional and religious organizations and 100,000 individual members that seek to reduce gun violence through fostering effective community action.




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