Legislative Update — Why and How to Make Virginia a Safer Place to Live

Virginia NOW Online

Consider the facts:

  • Murdered UVA student Hannah Graham might be alive if Virginia had stricter laws about reporting campus sexual assaults. The man charged with her abduction previously was accused of rape while a student at Liberty University and again later at Christopher Newport University. Authorities investigated the charges by authorities, but no charges were filed.
  • Gun and domestic violence are a lethal combination. Nationally, there are nearly 500 domestic gun violence deaths each year – more than twice the number of servicewomen killed since the Korean War.

What can we do to make Virginia safer for women? Two bills are before the General Assembly that could help prevent domestic violence gun murders and reduce campus sexual assaults. They are a bill on removing guns from convicted abusers and a bill on reporting campus sexual assault. It’s too soon to say if real progress will be made on either but some Republicans and…

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