Firearm Safety: When is Enough Enough?

Sunday, March 17 - 2:00 PM

The League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area is holding a Sunday Seminar on firearm safety, entitled “When is Enough Enough?" As firearm deaths increase nationwide – 1,000 lives were lost in Virginia alone last year – public sentiment in support of new firearm safety laws is growing. Yet, the 2019 Virginia General Assembly failed to pass 36 proposed bills aimed at keeping Virginia citizens safer from gun violence. Why is this the case and what can be done about it? This seminar will examine the history of gun violence in America, how we got to where we are, and momentum for future change.

Featured speakers are:

  • Andrew Goddard, President of the Richmond Chapter of the Million Mom March against gun violence and Legislative Director of the Virginia Center for Public Safety. As father of a Virginia Tech student injured in the tragic shooting massacre there in April 2007, he has firsthand knowledge of the devastating effects of gun violence.
  • Ruth Hoffman is Co-Chair of the Firearms Safety Task Force for Virginia’s League of Women Voters and is an active volunteer for the national Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America organization. Her 14 years of experience working in Washington D.C. political firms has given her deep experience in strategies for influencing public opinion and outcomes.

The League of Women Voters works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. This Sunday Seminar will be held at CitySpace on the Downtown Mall from 2 to 3:30 pm and is open and free to the public.


CitySpace on the Downtown Mall
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type


League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

Date / Time

Sunday, March 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


(434) 227-3264
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