Richmond, VA– Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn released the following statement on the Virginia House of Delegates passage of substantial common-sense gun violence prevention legislation.
“Today we fulfilled our promise to make Virginia’s communities safer from preventable gun violence.
Too many Virginians have lost a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker because their elected representatives refused to take measures to keep firearms away from those who would do harm to themselves or others.
While today’s actions will not lessen the grief of those who have lost loved ones to gun violence, the legislation passed in the House of Delegates will prevent more senseless deaths and make our Commonwealth safer.
A special thank you to House Public Safety Committee Chairman Patrick Hope and bill patrons Ken Plum, Jeff Bourne, Marcia Price, Cliff Hayes, Rip Sullivan, Jeion Ward and Mike Mullin for their leadership and commitment to preventing gun violence in our Commonwealth.”