This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, 804-225-4260,

Governor McAuliffe Statement on House of Delegates Passage of Historic Gun Safety Legislation


Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after the House of Delegates voted to pass HB1386 and HB1391, which together will significantly strengthen Virginia’s gun safety laws by taking guns away from domestic abusers and expanding access to background checks at gun shows: 

“Action in the House of Delegates today continues our bipartisan progress toward an historic accord that will increase public safety in our Commonwealth and save lives. We can all be proud of this significant achievement that will broaden access to background checks at gun shows and protect Virginia families from gun violence at the hands of domestic abusers. I look forward to signing these important measures into law.”