Virginia House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee Passes Gun Violence Prevention Package

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February 4, 2020

 

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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.”

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