FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2020
Beau Cribbs (on behalf of Andrew Patrick)
Virginia House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee Passes Gun Violence Prevention Package
Richmond, VA (February 4, 2020) – This morning, the Virginia House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee passed several gun violence prevention bills on the docket. These include a prohibition of firearm purchases for individuals convicted of certain domestic violence misdemeanors, an in-person competency requirement for concealed handgun permits, a requirement for proper storage of firearms at childcare facilities, and a bill that establishes A Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund. These bills will be brought to the full committee later this week for a full vote.
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement:
“The passage of these bills in the House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee is the latest example of Virginia lawmakers working to make the epidemic of gun violence in the Commonwealth a thing of the past. This legislative session has seen the most progress for gun violence legislation in a generation, and we look forward to seeing this slate of bills move forward in the full committee and the entire House of Delegates in the coming days.”