The LWV-SHR supports the use of "crackdowns" as an effective deterrent to illegal gun possession. We believe that crackdowns should be targeted, rotating, and sporadic because there is evidence that these methods produce the best long-term deterrence. Recognizing that there could be civil liberties questions in promoting "crackdowns," we stress the need for specific, ongoing training with guidelines provided on respecting civil liberties. We support Community Policing as a very effective deterrent to illegal gun possession and we advocate additional funding of Community Policing to include additional coverage of drugs, geographical location, property, training and other yet-to-be-identified problem fields. We recommend that Police Departments report crimes committed by persons holding a concealed weapons permit. We regard this additional reporting as the only viable way to determine the efficacy of the concealed weapons law. We recommend that police persons be rewarded for merit and length of service in a uniform manner. We believe that all guns should be registered using the latest technology. We believe that gun registration should follow the gun when it is sold. We believe that all buyers of guns should have background checks We believe that all buyers of guns should be licensed. To obtain a license the applicant must be educated in gun safety and proficiency. We believe that law enforcement should not be outgunned. Large ammunition clips and "aftermarket" magazines should be limited. We believe in zero tolerance of guns in schools, public parks, public buildings and places of worship. guns should be prohibited in establishments serving alcohol. We believe that the state of Virginia should allow localities to enact gun regulations that meet the needs of their communities, even if those regulations are stronger than the state minimum.