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VaNews for 2019 House of Delegates - District 15 - Regular General

An idea to tackle gun violence from Majority Leader Gilbert

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Nobody who’s sat late into the night listening to Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah County, chew over issues before his criminal justice subcommittee will be surprised at the news that he likes to delve deep into issues. Now, the staunch 2nd Amendment rights defender and law-and-order politician’s research on gun violence prevention has led him to a 22-year-old Boston Police program that years of academic research suggest really can do something about the number of teens and young adults who shoot one another. Gilbert, the House Majority Leader, wants to launch it in Virginia.

VaNews July 24, 2019

Gilbert weighs in on session aimed at gun violence

By ALEX BRIDGES, Northern Virginia Daily

A top Republican in the Virginia General Assembly has criticized Gov. Ralph Northam for using a recent mass-shooting to push for more gun restrictions. A special session called by Northam to address gun violence in the state begins today. The Democratic governor called the General Assembly session in the weeks following a May 31 mass shooting incident in a Virginia Beach government building that left 13 people inside dead, including a city engineer.

VaNews July 9, 2019

Do minimum sentences protect victims of domestic violence?


Around the same time that Gov. Ralph Northam dedicated the month of May to conversations about criminal justice reform, he vetoed a bill that would have required minimum sentencing for people charged with domestic violence crimes for the second time. Dels. Kathleen Murphy, D-McLean, and Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, co-sponsored a bill that would have required 60 days of jail time for someone who is convicted of an act of domestic violence within 10 years of being convicted of assault and battery against a family member.

VaNews May 17, 2019