Progress Virginia Statement On Call For Special Session On Gun Violence

Richmond, VA—Progress Virginia, the commonwealth’s leading voice for progressive values, today responded to the call for a special session of the General Assembly to address gun violence prevention in the wake of Friday’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach. Progress Virginia issued the following statement from executive director Anna Scholl:

“Year after year, we have watched Republicans in the General Assembly block commonsense proposals to end gun violence in Virginia. Universal background checks. One gun a month. Limiting the size of ammunition magazines. At each opportunity, the GOP has stood united with the NRA and against our communities. Enough is enough. Every corner of our commonwealth has been touched by gun violence. If Republicans will not act this summer to advance meaningful gun violence prevention measures in Virginia, then we will replace them with elected officials who will.”