Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida last month Democrats in the House of Delegates are asking Speaker of the House Kirk Cox to resurrect several pieces of gun control legislation that were defeated earlier this year.
In the wake of Florida’s deadly school shooting, Virginia’s U.S. Senator Tim Kaine met this morning/Monday with a group of concerned moms in Richmond’s chapter of the national group “Moms Demand Action.”
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.