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Domestic Violence Firearms Laws in Virginia
Domestic Violence Firearms Laws in Virginia

Research has proven that the presence of a gun increases the risk of an intimate partner homicide. In 2016, Virginia lawmakers enacted a law to reduce the legal loopholes associated with final domestic violence protective orders and firearm possession. This law states that ...

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