Tag: gun safety

Senate Courts of Justice Committee defeats gun safety bills

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted along party lines Monday to defeat a package of gun safety bills.


Report highlights national trends in state gun safety legislation

A new report released today provides an analysis of the latest national trends in state firearms legislation.

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Warner on Senate vote on gun measure

Sen. Mark Warner comments on a Senate vote to block a federal rule preventing individuals with serious mental impairments from obtaining firearms.

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McAuliffe statement on passage of gun safety legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a statement today after the Senate of Virginia voted to pass two pieces of gun safety legislation.

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Bernie Sanders statement on Obama gun safety executive actions

U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders issued the following statement after President Barack Obama announced he will sign a series of executive orders on gun safety.

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Remarks by President Obama on gun safety reform

Remarks by President Obama today at the White House on his executive actions on gun safety reform.

Poll: Latest views on guns, mass shootings

Republicans are less likely than Democrats – and, in some cases, even gun owners – to see gun violence as a greater threat than terrorism, and are more likely to advocate for more guns as a way to reduce shootings, according to results from the latest Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll.

House Republican leaders critical of McAuliffe executive order on guns

Virginia House of Delegates Republican leaders responded Thursday to Executive Order 50, released by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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McAuliffe signs gun safety executive order

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed an executive order directing actions to keep guns out of dangerous hands by better enforcing existing Virginia law. The governor signed the executive order at a press conference alongside U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Attorney General Mark Herring and members of the law enforcement and gun safety advocacy community.

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‘Enough is enough’: Sen. Mark Warner leads new Democratic Party push on gun control

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) joined fellow Senate Democrats in unveiling principles for new gun safety legislation, launching a major effort to pressure congressional leaders to pass new laws.

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Tim Kaine co-sponsors gun safety legislation in Senate

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) today to introduce the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, a common-sense bill that bans the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition and are designed for shooting en masse.

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Toscano gun safety bill killed in House subcommittee

House Republican members of Subcommittee #1 of the House Committee for Militia, Police, and Public Safety voted to kill legislation carried by Democratic Leader David Toscano (D-57) to provide resources for voluntary background checks to be conducted for sales between individuals at gun shows.

Backroom deals killing Virginia gun safety bills?

Less than two weeks into the General Assembly session, Republican lawmakers have resorted to backroom deals in order to kill a package of gun safety bills in an effort to avoid attracting attention from the media and public.

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Democratic Leader David Toscano on Republican vote on gun safety bill

House Democratic Leader David Toscano (D-57) released the following statement on the House Republican Caucus killing multiple bills that would provide commonsense gun safety reform.