The only gun-control bill to get through Virginia’s Senate this session has to do with closing a loophole for youth with mental illness.
In 2016, there were more than 1100 suicides in Virginia, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). That’s more than twice the number of homicides. The most recent data from Virginia’s Chief Medical Examiner finds more than 50% of suicides involve a gun.
A bill that would have allowed guns in churches and other places of worship died in committee today (2/9).
While the majority of gun control bills have already died during this year’s General Assembly session – a few are still alive.