Protecting Survivors of Domestic Violence
My bill SB 554 protecting survivors of domestic violence from gun violence passed the Senate with bi-partisan support today.
This law would strengthen protections for survivors of domestic violence during the 72 hours when an emergency protective order is in effect. My bill prohibits abusers from physically possessing a firearm in the home of the victim during the duration of the protective order. The Virginia Sheriffs Association and the Virginia Coalition of Chiefs of Police support this measure to prevent domestic violence from escalating to deadly violence.