Gun ViolenceWe must do more to address gun violence in the Commonwealth as it has taken the lives of too many innocents. The Center supports legislation that will require background checks for all firearm sales and prohibit straw sales, making it illegal to purchase a firearm on behalf of anyone not lawfully allowed to purchase it themselves. Finally, we support legislation to further limit access to firearms for individuals that are previously convicted of violent crimes.  

We work together in coalition with Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws to advocate at the General Assembly.