RICHMOND, VA - Today, Delegate Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) issued a response to Virginia Republicans’ failure to address the epidemic of gun violence in the special session called by Governor Northam. One hour after the session began, Republican leaders in the House and Senate adjourned before a single vote on gun violence prevention was cast.
Delegate Mullin stated “As a prosecutor, I fought to make our community safe from gang and domestic violence. As your delegate, I said I’d fight to protect our communities in the same way. Today, we had an opportunity to make Virginia safer by addressing the epidemic of gun violence that the Commonwealth faces, and the majority completely abrogated our responsibility to the citizens of Virginia by adjourning the session before we cast a vote.”
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9th, 2019
Contact: Georgia Allin