Gun Violence

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This week lawmakers gaveled in, and gaveled out, of a reconvened special session. It was an example of how Republican leaders, since losing the majority in November’s elections, have abandoned efforts to pass legislation addressing gun violence.

A Republican-led legislative commission in Virginia tasked with offering solutions for curbing gun violence says it has no recommendations to make.

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Gun violence was in the headlines again this week after the State Crime Commission met to discuss the topic. And it’s not just mass shootings. As one expert testified, its the slow and steady grind of suicides and homicides. 

Last year almost 800 people in Virginia went to the emergency room because of a gunshot wound. While they survived, a thousand more didn’t. This story is a remembrance of one young victim. 

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Virginia’s Crime Commission met in Richmond today for day one of a two part meeting on gun violence. The meeting comes after lawmakers abruptly adjourned a special session on gun control last month. 

 

The city of Roanoke is planning to hold a gun violence vigil this weekend – to honor those who have been impacted by guns and also working to prevent further violence.

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