Gun Violence

Mallory Noe-Payne / Radio IQ

 

 

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. 

Steve Helber / AP

 

 

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.

Steve Helber / AP

 

 

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.

Office of Sen. Tim Kaine

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

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