FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18th, 2019
Contact: Georgia Allin
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Delegate Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) announced today that he will serve as a chief co-patron on HB 2, a bill requiring that background checks be performed for all firearms sales and transactions in Virginia. The bill will come before the House of Delegates during the upcoming General Assembly Session that begins on January 8th, 2020.
“I was proud to be a chief co-patron on the universal background check bill during the special session and look forward to finally passing this much-needed piece of legislation in 2020,” said Delegate Mullin. “88% of Virginians support universal background checks. You can’t get 88% of people to agree on what toppings they want on pizza. The time for this legislation is now.”
Delegate Mullin serves the 93rd District which includes the City of Williamsburg and parts of Newport News, James City County, and York County. He has worked as a prosecutor for more than a decade and handled cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. During his time in the General Assembly, Delegate Mullin passed “Heaven’s Law” to protect children from child abuse. He is a certified Gang Investigator.