This issue brief provides additional context about what is at stake as Virginia voters con-sider which leaders they want to represent them in Richmond. It discusses four aspects of gun violence and gun-related crime in Virginia that are exceptional, unique, or above the national average:
1. More Virginians are killed annually by gunfire than in car accidents.
2. Virginia is one of the top exporters of crime guns.
3. Women are killed with guns by intimate partners at a high rate in Virginia.
4. Virginia has been disproportionately affected by mass shootings.
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