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 Chair of the House Public and Safety Committee I am committed to continue to expand on the progress we have made in Virginia. In the last year the House Public Health and Safety Committee has passed bills to:
Pass 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.
Required gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms.
Strengthened penalties for leaving an unsecured firearm that endangers a child.