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Last Week, Volunteers with Moms Demand Action Held an Annual Advocacy Day to Meet With Lawmakers on the First Day of Session
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund was the Largest Outside Investor in Virginia’s 2019 Elections, Spending $2.5 Million
RICHMOND, Va. —The Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the Virginia Senate for passing legislation which closes dangerous gaps in Virginia’s background check laws.
“Lawmakers are listening to the vast majority of Virginians who support common-sense gun safety laws,” said Nancy Spooner, a volunteer with Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Even as a vocal minority of gun extremists prepare to descend on the Capitol on Monday, it’s clear we finally have elected officials who will stand up for gun safety.”
“Lawmakers in the Virginia Senate are doing what we elected them to do: passing legislation to keep our communities, families, and schools safe,” said Jed Baul, a volunteer with the Virginia Commonwealth University chapter of Students Demand Action. “They won’t be intimidated by gun extremists, and neither will we.”
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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