Our Gun Safety Task Force is dedicated to providing non-partisan information on the status of gun safety in Virginia and across the country. The focus is on preventing gun violence.
Ruth Hoffman’s Presentation @ LWV-NCA Annual Meeting, May 5, 2018Ruth Hoffman’s Presentation May 5, 2018 @ NCA Annual Meeting
Gun Safety Task Force Report
Ruth Hoffman (LWVFA) presented a Power Point presentation on firearms safety at the recent LWV-VA workshop in Charlottesville. The report covers three main points: 1.) Where does the Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) movement Stand? 2.) Where do we, as the LWV-VA, fit in? 3.) How can we/you take action and make a difference?This presentation can be used by local Leagues for League and/or community events. Click Here to view Ruth’s presentation.
THE LWV-VA ESTABLISHES A STATEWIDE “FIREARMS SAFETY TASK FORCE” TO PREVENT EASY ACCESS TO FIREARMS BY DOMESTIC ABUSERS AND STALKERS
Firearms – PART I: THE METHOD MOST OFTEN SELECTED FOR HOMICIDES AND SUICIDES IN FAIRFAX COUNTY
Kristin A. Goss, Ph.D., Co-President of the Arlington (VA) League of Women Voters and Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies and Political Science at Duke University, published Disarmed: The Missing Movement for Gun Control in America in 2008. She provided a brief history, summarized here, of the development of public health professionals’ involvement with gun safety. To read more, Read More.
Firearms – Part II: Progress in Fairfax County
Firearms – Part III: IMPROVING FIREARM SAFETY IN VIRGINIA