Gun 
Violence 
Prevention

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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.

  • One-handgun-a-month law.

  • Required gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms.

  • Strengthened penalties for leaving an unsecured firearm that endangers a child.