Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Advancement of Gun Violence Prevention Bills in Virginia
If passed into law, these bills will address the public health epidemic of gun violence by strengthening background checks, prohibiting unserialized guns, and giving school boards authority to regulate firearms
RICHMOND — Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a series of bills dedicated to preventing gun violence and armed intimidation, HB 1909, HB 2128 and HB 2276, and now they will advance to the state Senate. In response, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director of Advocacy Lori Haas issued the following statement:
“The strong gun violence prevention bills advancing to the state Senate today show that the majority of Virginia delegates are committed to protecting their constituents from the deadly gun violence epidemic that has plagued this state for too many years. The bills, if enacted into law, would give school boards authority to ban guns on school property; increase the time for Virginia State Police to complete a background check on firearms sales; and prohibit the production, sale or possession of unserialized firearms and parts known as “ghost guns.”
“Virginia voters continue to support gun violence prevention legislators because voters want an end to the epidemic of gun violence. CSGV applauds Virginia delegates who listened to their constituents and advanced these bills, bringing us one step closer to creating a safer, more secure Commonwealth free of gun violence and armed intimidation.
“CSGV will continue to work with legislators and our partners on the ground to advance these bills through the state Senate and eventually to Governor Northam’s desk to be signed into law.”
About the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Founded in 1974, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization. We believe gun violence should be rare and abnormal. CSGV develops and advocates for evidence-based solutions to reduce gun injury and death in all its forms.
View Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s 2021 Virginia Bill tracker to view updates on all bills the organization is monitoring during the January legislative session.
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January 27, 2021
Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team