Virginia General Assembly

Some sensible solutions to gun violence

This letter is in reply to the recent letter from Bill Church regarding his interpretation of the Second Amendment.

Mr. Church's declaration that most NRA members are not in favor of background checks is false. More than 80 percent of Americans want automatic background checks on all gun purchases, and that includes a majority of NRA members. He mentions the terrible killing by guns in some of our cities. Many of those "illegal" guns come straight from Virginia. Our Republican General Assembly, which is in the pocket of the NRA, has never let a bill to close the gun show loophole get out of committee for a vote. Senator Tommy Norment promised a group of us years ago that...