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Virginia took a huge step forward in 2020, enacting a historic slate of gun violence prevention laws, all in the NRA’s backyard. State law now requires background checks on all firearm sales, restricts access to firearms by people in crisis and disarms domestic abusers.

992 In an average year, 992 people die by guns in Virginia.
1st Firearms are the 1st-leading cause of death among children and teens in Virginia.
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To become a safer Commonwealth, Virginia must work to combat the epidemic of daily gun violence in its cities and expand on the legislative progress it made this year.

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