Everytown: Gun Violence Prevention Advocates, Lawmakers Urge Governor Youngkin to Sign Gun Safety Bills

RICHMOND, VA – Today, nearly 200 gun violence survivors and volunteers with Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action were joined by advocates from other gun violence prevention groups across the Commonwealth and Senator Jennifer Boysko (SD-33), House Delegate Marcus Simon (HD-53), House Delegate Mike Jones (HD-77), House Delegate Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (HD-05), and Henrico Commonwealth Attorney Shannon Taylor for a rally calling on Governor Youngkin to sign into law several pieces of gun safety legislation that will soon be awaiting the Governor’s approval. Additional lawmakers in attendance included Senator Ghazala Hashmi (SD-15), Senator Saddam Salim (SD-37) and Senator Schuyler VanValkenburg (SD-16). Since the 2024 session began, lawmakers in the House and Senate have been hard at work passing legislation to combat the gun violence epidemic in the Commonwealth. Several bills have already passed both chambers and will soon be sent to Governor Youngkin, and many more are on track to quickly follow.

“I will never stop asking for accountability. I know firsthand, that too often, the guns themselves make the crimes worse, make arguments dangerous and leave too many people shot and dead,” and Henrico Commonwealth Attorney Shannon Taylor. “So today, as we all stand here, I am with you in solidarity and I am so honored and proud to work with you on this life and death issue.”

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