Richmond, VA– Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, today released the following statement on the House Public Safety Committee’s passage of common-sense gun violence prevention legislation.
“Our action today is for the families who have lost loved ones as a result of gun violence, the mothers and fathers who have seen their children’s lives end senselessly at the barrel of a gun, the high school students who should not have to worry when they get on the bus in the morning if they will return home.
Virginians spoke clearly when they went to the polls in November. They had seen enough inaction and too many family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers affected by by gun violence. They turned out in record numbers to demand action from the General Assembly to make their communities safer. Today we delivered by moving forward with bills that will save lives.
Thank you to Chairman Patrick Hope and bill patrons Ken Plum, Jeff Bourne, Marcia Price, Cliff Hayes, Rip Sullivan, Jeion Ward and Mike Mullin for their work in making today’s progress happen.”