FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8th, 2019
Contact: Georgia Allin
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Delegate Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) announced today that he will serve as a chief co-patron for a bill requiring background checks on all firearms sales and transactions in Virginia. The bill will be introduced during the General Assembly’s upcoming Special Legislative Session scheduled for Tuesday, July 9th. ch
“My experience as a prosecutor has shown me the consequences of the lack of common-sense safeguards on gun ownership,” said Delegate Mullin. “Requiring the completion of background checks prior to allowing an individual to purchase a gun is long overdue and a reform that Virginians overwhelmingly support.
Following yet another mass shooting in Virginia we must take clear steps forward to address gun violence and assure the safety of the people of the Commonwealth. Passing basic safety measures such as universal background checks is the first step on this path.”
Delegate Mullin serves the 93rd District which includes the City of Williamsburg and parts of Newport News, James City County, and York County. He was a prosecutor for more than a decade and handled cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. During his time in the Legislature, Delegate Mullin passed “Heaven’s Law” to protect children from child abuse. He is a certified Gang Investigator.