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RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement applauding the Richmond City Council for passing an ordinance requiring the reporting of lost and stolen firearms.
“We’re grateful to City Council members and Mayor Stoney for their leadership on gun violence prevention,” said Courtney Champion, a volunteer with the Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Last week, we elected a gun sense majority in both the House and Senate, and we expect these newly elected lawmakers will take similar steps to enact common-sense gun laws in the Commonwealth.”
Last week, the Virginia General Assembly flipped to a gun sense majority, with Democrats now controlling both the state Senate and House of Delegates in the NRA’s home state. Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Schoen Consulting unveiled a new poll of Virginia’s most competitive swing legislative districts revealing that gun safety was the number one issue driving voters to the polls. Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund spent $2.5 million in Virginia’s 2019 elections, spending across 22 of the most competitive Senate and House districts in Virginia. In all, 16 Everytown-endorsed candidates won their races last Tuesday.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs