Posts Tagged Gun Violence

State lawmakers remain divided on how to best address gun violence

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Governor Youngkin is urging lawmakers back to the Capitol to finish work on Virginia’s two-year budget. One item still on their to-do list is deciding the most effective way to spend millions earmarked to help reduce gun violence.

As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on which state agency should oversee the funds. 

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Gun Violence Victims Often Have to Jump Through Many Hoops to Get Compensation

The problem of gun violence is leaving a huge death toll. But what about survivors of gun violence? Michael Pope reports they often face barriers to getting compensation funds coming to them.

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What Research Shows Works, and Doesn’t, With Gun Control


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This week lawmakers gaveled in, and gaveled out, of a reconvened special session. It was an example of how Republican leaders, since losing the majority in November’s elections, have abandoned efforts to pass legislation addressing gun violence. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Public, Interest Groups Weigh In On Guns At Crime Commission


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Virginia’s State Crime Commission heard hours of public testimony Tuesday – all on gun violence. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, comments are falling along expected lines, but there is one emerging point of consensus.

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Virginia Students Participate in National Walkout

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Thousands gathered at UVA’s Rotunda to call for gun control reform. (Credit: Jordy Yager)

Across Virginia students participated in walkouts today, to remember the victims of the Parkland High School shooting. Mallory Noe-Payne was at Freeman High School outside Richmond and has this report.

The walkouts weren’t just at high school and middle schools, but also universities. Jordy Yager reports from the University of Virginia.


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