Virginia Bill Advocated by Family of Murdered Teen to Hold Parents Accountable for Gun Use by Minors Advances in State Senate

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia State Senate recently moved forward with a bill that seeks to impose consequences on parents if their minor child uses their firearm to commit a crime. The proposed legislation, SB 44, was put forth by State Senator Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico) and aims to charge parents with a felony if their child gains access to their gun and is deemed a threat to themselves or others, or has been involved in …

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