stop gun violence

Dear Virginians an Urgent Call to Action.

More Virginians are killed annually by gunfire than in car accidents
(Center for American Progress)

Dear Virginians,

The 2018 Virginia General Assembly has authorized the issuance of a special interest license plate bearing the legend “Stop Gun Violence.”  Over 500 Virginians have already submitted applications to receive the plate. The plate will be non-revenue sharing ($10) until July 1, 2020 and then it will become revenue sharing ($25) with the funds supporting mental health services.

Our Thanks to Delegate Marcus Simon, Senator Dick Saslaw, Congressman Don Beyer, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Lori Haas, of Virginia Tech Victims Families Outreach Foundation.  

All applications and fees will be submitted to the DMV, on or before May 1, 2018, and plate production will immediately start. The new plates will be mailed to the applicants in February-March 2019.

If you would like to apply for a license plate before May 1, 2018:Follow the instructions below.

Print the application at

On the application: Check Special Interest box and enter: Coalition to Stop
Gun Violence.

On the line below enter:
Proposed design,“Stop Gun Violence”

Cost: Non-personalized plates - random characters ($10) / year.
Personalized plates up to 6 characters ($20) /year.

Identification Number: found on vehicle registration form or on dashboard.                                                                                                                                           

Vehicle Title Number: You will have this number only, if your car is paid for.

Make check payable and mail to:
Stop Gun Violence License Plate Program LLC 
P.O. Box 6580
Falls Church, VA 22046   

“If you start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of Assissi        

Thank you!

Carol P. Luten, Volunteer, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence,  703-989-5262

stop gun violence

* There are on average 33,000 gun deaths per year.

91 Americans die from gun violence each day.

91% of Americans want universal background checks.

84% of NRA members want background checks.

US - more gun shops than Starbucks & McDonalds combined.
Kids in the U.S. 65x as likely to be shot as kids in Great Britain.

Since 1968 more Americans have died from gunfire than from
all U.S. Wars.

America ranks 1st worldwide per capita firearm ownership.
Gun violence - is the second leading cause of death in children,
aged 10-19.

* Epix Documentary Film, Under the Gun

More Virginians are killed annually by firearms than car accidents. 

Fatality information from the Center for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, latest year 2015:

946 firearm deaths

753 motor vehicle-related deaths

How do I Help?.

stop gun violence

Here’s how: Print the application at:


Check the Special Interest Box and enter: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

On the line below enter: Proposed design, “Stop Gun Violence”

Make check payable and mail to:
Stop Gun Violence License Plate Program LLC 
P.O. Box 6580
Falls Church, VA 22046

Annual Fee: $10 non-personalized or $20 personalized

Your Title and VIN numbers are found on: The Vehicle Registration kept in car