Gun Violence

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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State Democratic leaders are touring Virginia, getting feedback from community members on addressing gun violence. It’s in preparation for the July 9th special session.

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Senator Tim Kaine hosted a public forum on gun control Monday in Charlottesville – then spoke with reporters. 

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In August of 2015, Andy Parker’s life changed forever.  That’s when his TV journalist daughter Alison and cameraman Adam Ward were murdered during a live broadcast for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke.

Parker then took on a career as an activist, lobbying for gun legislation.  But he says it took time to realize his story would be something worth sharing. Several months later, Parker starting writing a book to honor his daughter’s memory, and serve as a call to action.

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Across Virginia, students participated in walkouts Wednesday to remember the victims of the Parkland High School shooting.