Lori Haas in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Crime commission wraps two days of gun hearings as advocates make their case

Lori Haas, an advocate with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence whose daughter was injured during the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, also urged action, telling lawmakers she has spent a decade calling for legislation such as universal background checks.

Advocates for victims of domestic violence and people with mental illnesses also called for expanded gun control legislation, advocating in favor of a “red flag” law that would allow courts to authorize the removal of firearms from people in crisis deemed a danger to themselves or others.

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