Delegate C. Matt Fariss

Delegate C. Matt Fariss

On Tuesday, July 9, legislators met in Richmond under Governor Northam’s call for a Special Session on gun control. 

The speaker and senate majority leader asked the Virginia Crime Commission to conduct a review of what happened in Virginia Beach and the proposed legislative changes to Virginia’s laws concerning firearms and public safety.

I agree with this approach, and I will continue to advocate addressing mental health and criminal activity as well as our fundamental gun rights and the Second Amendment.

All bills proposed for gun restrictions were sent to the Militia Police and Public Safety Committee, a committee on which I serve. Those bills were passed by indefinitely and referred to the crime commission for review.

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