Gun Violence Restraining Orders (PDF)

Submitted by Dr. Stuart Henochowicz and American College of Physicians, Virginia Chapter

WHEREAS, more than 33,000 people were killed in 2014 by firearms by either suicide or homicide, and

WHEREAS, Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVRO) allow law enforcement to remove guns from persons who are a threat of violence to themselves or others, and

WHEREAS, HB 1758, a bill that sought to enact GVROs in Virginia, was proposed in the 2017 legislative session by Representative Sullivan, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Medical Society of Virginia support gun violence restraining orders as a mechanism to decrease gun related suicides and homicides.

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