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People use guns but, in a sense, guns use people too. When we have the technology for violence easily to hand, our choices are skewed and we are more vulnerable to being manipulated into violent action.
Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury


(In this iReport posted on CNN, NY Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy discussed her attempts to ban large capacity magazines.)

HR 308 which seeks to ban high-capacity ammunition clips was introduced in the House of Representatives by ç in February 2011, shortly after the mass shooting in Tuscon, AZ.  In this video, McCarthy discusses the goals and rationale of the proposed legislation, and how she believes social networking on the internet will play a role in helping to build support for the bill.

 

The individual who posted this has also created a
public service announcement that she has posted on You Tube™

Status of Firearms Legislation in the Virginia General Assembly - 2019

This is the status of firearms legislation in the Virginia General Assembly for 2019 as reported by other organizations:

 

2019 Virginia Firearms bills

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What lessons can we learn?

From RetroReport.org:

In the 80s, the attempted assassination of President Reagan and the shooting of his press secretary, Jim Brady, sparked a call for gun control. Decades later, are there lessons from that effort for the students who survived the Parkland shooting?

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The Virginia Center for Public Safety is a non-profit, non-partisan grass roots organization dedicated to the reduction of gun violence in Virginia.

VACPS strives to accomplish this mission through awareness, education and advocacy. Our members represent a cross-section of racial, religious. professional and political groups.