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Gun Safety 


The prevention of gun violence in our communities and in our Commonwealth is of the upmost importance to me as a legislator and as a father.

​As the former Chairman of the House Public Safety Committee, I am fully committed to continuing to build on the progress we made in Virginia. Under my leadership, the House Public Safety Committee made historic progress 2020-21 in passing bills to:

  • Require universal background checks.

  • Enact an extreme risk protective order, allowing law enforcement to temporarily confiscate firearms from individuals deemed at risk to themselves or others.

  • Enact a one-handgun-a-month purchase law.

  • Require gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms.

  • Strengthen penalties for leaving an unsecured firearm that endangers a child; and 

  • Allow localities to prohibit firearms in government buildings.

We must enact legislation to ban military-style assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, ban ghost guns, and hold gun manufacturers accountable. 

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