Newport News, VA – This morning, Delegate Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) announced the endorsement of Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence. Giffords is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives from gun violence. Led by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Giffords supports legislative candidates who advocate common sense gun violence prevention measures.
“I ran for Delegate for the same reason I became a prosecutor: to keep our community safe” said Delegate Mullin. “I supported universal background checks in July’s special session to do the same thing – despite Republicans ending the session without a single vote. I’m excited to earn the support of such tireless advocates for gun violence prevention as Giffords.”
This July, House Republicans adjourned Governor Northam’s special session on gun safety after 90 minutes and before considering a single piece of legislation. That includes a bill sponsored by Delegate Mike Mullin which would have required universal background checks for firearm purchases in the Commonwealth. While House Republicans are adjudicating their responsibility to their constituents, Democrats will continue showing up to legislate on the issues facing Virginia.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16th, 2019
Contact: Josh Roesch
Phone: (609) 805-5535