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Virginia has made great progress in gun violence prevention in recent years. In 2020, Virginia passed a major suite of gun safety laws, including requiring background checks for all gun sales and relinquishment for domestic abusers under restraining orders. In 2021, the state enacted legislation to address the Charleston Loophole—extending the period of time to complete a background check before a firearm can be transferred—and to empower localities to pass their own gun safety laws.

1,160 In an average year, 1,160 people die by guns in Virginia. More at EveryStat.
#15 in the country for Gun Law Strength. (Down from #14 last year). See why.

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Governor Youngkin Vetoes Last Remaining Gun Safety Bills on His Desk; Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond 

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