- Immediately contact your legislator on the committee or the chairman to support HB1644, HB1763, HB2285: Fariss (Chairman), Webert, Freitas, Campbell J.L., Tyler, John J, Wright
- Immediately contact your legislator on the committee or the chairman to support SB1096, SB1324, SB1458: Obenshain (Chairman), Saslaw, Norment, Howell, Lucas, Edwards, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Reeves, Chafin, Deeds,Sturtevant, Petersen, Peake
- After contacting your legislator, report your advocacy here.
- HB1644, HB1763, & HB2285 are in the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 which will meet Thursday, January 16 at 4pm in 400B Pocahontas Building.
- SB1324, SB1096, SB1458 will be considered in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee meeting Thursday, January 16 in Senate Room A Pocahontas Building 15 minutes after session adjournment.
- Individual gun owners are not required by federal law to report their lost and stolen guns to law enforcement. HB1644 & SB1324 will help law enforcement solve crimes, prevent straw purchases, and reduce illegal gun trafficking.
- Easy access to unsecured firearms is a deciding factor in a majority of unintentional child gun deaths. HB2285 & SB1096 seek to strengthen Virginia’s law to protect children and communities.
- Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO), generically known as “Red Flag” laws, empower families or law enforcement to remove a person’s access to firearms before they commit violence. HB1763 & SB1458 would establish a process in Virginia for the first time.
LWV Postition: The League of Women Voters believes that the proliferation of handguns and semi-automatic assault weapons in the United States is a major health and safety threat to its citizens. The League supports strong federal measures to limit the accessibility and regulate the ownership of these weapons by private citizens. The League supports regulating firearms for consumer safety. The League supports licensing procedures for gun ownership by private citizens to include a waiting period for background checks, personal identity verification, gun safety education and annual license renewal. The license fee should be adequate to bear the cost of education and verification. The League supports a ban on “Saturday night specials,” enforcement of strict penalties for the improper possession of and crimes committed with handguns and assault weapons, and allocation of resources to better regulate and monitor gun dealers. Statement of Position on Gun Control, as Adopted by 1990 Convention and amended by the 1994 and 1998 Conventions
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