Lori Haas Quoted in The Chesterfield Observer

From fringe to force: How a gun rights advocate from Chesterfield made his mark

On the other end of the spectrum, Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, supports the recent gun control proposals, and cites recent polls related to the popularity of gun control among Virginians; a Washington Post-Schar School poll conducted in late September found that 58% of Virginians supported stricter gun control laws, compared to 37% who opposed them.

“Most of the gun laws that have been introduced thus far at the General Assembly are nothing new. They’re pragmatic, proved effective in other states, upheld in the courts,” says Haas, whose daughter was wounded in 2007’s Virginia Tech shooting that killed 32 and wounded 17. “Philip Van Cleave cares more about guns than he does about human life.”

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