RICHMOND – House Majority Leader Charniele Herring and Chairman of the Public Safety Committee, Del. Patrick Hope, have released the following statements on gun violence prevention legislation that reported from the committee this morning.
“Last November, Virginia voters sent a clear message in favor of gun violence prevention — and today, the Democratic majority has taken steps to turn the voters’ message into law. The Public Safety Committee has now sent multiple pieces of legislation to the floor for consideration by the full House, and we look forward to their passage and implementation,” said House Majority Leader Charniele Herring.
“I want to especially thank Delegates Plum, Bourne, Price, Hayes, Sullivan, Ward, and Mullin for the legislation they brought before the committee this morning, as well as every member of the Public Safety Committee for their hard work on these bills. The committee is responding to the clear voice of Virginia voters who asked us to help keep Virginians safe, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do,” said Del. Patrick Hope, Chairman of the House Public Safety Committee.
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