Action Alert 8/19 & 8/20 Gun Violence Bills at VCC

As we near the Virginia Crime Commission meeting on gun violence prevention bills, please contact your legislators to support and oppose legislation.

Issue:  The Virginia State Crime Commission will meet August 19 and 20 in Richmond to discuss bills from the July 9 Special Session on Gun Violence Prevention.
Actions Requested:

Support/Oppose Description
Universal background checks with a waiting period,
Police or family to petition a court for an “extreme risk protection order,”
Stronger permanent protective orders and emergency protective orders disarming domestic abusers, and
Stronger child access prevention laws 

Crime Commission members’ names and contact information are here.

Additional Talking Points are here.

Please remember that you are advocating as a constituent, not on behalf of the League. Thank you. Status of the Bills: the Crime Commission is accepting public comment on the bills. The General Assembly will reconvene November 18 and may vote at that time.

Comment in Person: If you would like to provide a two-minute public comment in person in Richmond, sign up information is here.  We recommend arriving well before the sign-up time officially begins. 
Please respond to this Action Alert in a timely manner. Thank you. 
For more information, see: Brady Campaign 🔹  Moms Demand Action 🔹 EFSGV  

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Virginia State Crime Commission Meeting – Gun Safety Bills

The Virginia State Crime Commission will take up gun legislation from the Special Session on

Monday, August 19th 10:00 A.M. House Committee Room
Tuesday, August 20th Noon, House Committee Room

Public comment will be taken for the first 3  hours (more details will be announced in the coming weeks on how to sign up to speak) • Patron bill presentations

Members of the Commission:
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