Gun Violence

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Across Virginia, students participated in walkouts Wednesday to remember the victims of the Parkland High School shooting.

A local chapter of a gun control group that sprang up after the Sandy Hook school shootings is gaining steam in Charlottesville.    Unfortunately, that’s partly due to the latest mass shooting at a school.

Virginia Tech

Next month will be ten years since the deadliest school shooting in U.S. History. On April 16th, 2007, a student at Virginia Tech shot 49 people, killing 32 of them and finally, himself.   Most of the students who were there on the day of the tragedy have moved away new and ones have arrived, a familiar pattern in college towns. But the Blacksburg community continues to remember and reflect on what happened that day. 

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While Virginia's legislature got back to work this week, the state's executive branch continues to try to tackle gun violence on its own.
In a first of its kind meeting, Attorneys General from Virginia, Maryland and D.C. met in Washington today to discuss how the regions can work together to reduce gun-related crime and deaths.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says reducing gun violence isn't just about preventing mass shootings.