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® Virginia Horan, Bran canmnonnggovernoringiia go> Fwd: STATEMENT: Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Statement Ahead of Virginia's ‘Special Session to Address Gun Safety Laws Tmessese ‘Bon Mark don marktome com> Mon, Jul, 2018 al 3:22 PM ‘Tor ban moran@Qgoverror wna gov jenni ohelleran@govemer igi gov, Mat ransel@goveror. vega. go Chalyen davsengover: ign gov, Nekj Zamesiny Ce Moly Vogt rvoig@gionss o> REDACTED Begin forwarded message: ——- Forwarded message —— From: Jacques Patt p=caasaris o> Date lon Ja 8 2019 a 309M ‘Subject STATEMENT. Former Cengtesswoman Gabriele Gifods Statement Ahead of Vegas Special Session to ‘Address Gun Sefey Lowe te FY nos iia. or/201s07/9a00y giro vrginia-speciaheession-statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 0, 2019 CONTACT: Jacques Pett, play tors. ora STATEMENT: Former Congresswoman Gabriolle Giffords Statement ‘Ahead of Virginia's Special Session to Address Gun Safety Laws ‘Washington, D¢ — Former Congresswoman Gabriele Giford, co-founder ofthe gun safety organization ‘Giforcs eleated the following statement ahead othe stat ofthe Vrgnia General AscemDy’s special, legislatve session to acdress gun safety measures inthe commonwealth ‘Statement from former Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifords, co-founder of Gitforés: Fr too long inthe wake of tragedies ike Viginia Beach, polticans have hidden behind statements of thoughts and prayers, No more. Elected officals in Virginia must acknowledge our ‘un votenes epidemic an lake acon to adsress Ths Weeks special session gles Vrgnias ieagers an opportunity to pass lepsiaton to Keep deadly weapons out of dangerous hands. The {ming count be more citeal Each day hat goes by witout progress means another day that Yasin fariesaren'tas safe as they could be. Vigna voters will be watching closely. the lawmakers ey elected to protect them flo act they have the opportunity to elect new leaders who win November” {in Gifores Law Center to Provent Gun Violence’ annual soorecare, Virgin earned 9D forts week gun lave Earlier ths year, 2 number ocalaamakars who tan on a comeniment to adaress gun Voloroe made a push to trengthen Viegas las. They feught ora numberof strong gun ealaty measvees, incuding expanding background checks, establishing an extreme risk protecion order, banning bump stocks and nigh capacty magazines, ad Keeping guns out of he hands of comestc abusers. “Tnese measures, backed by Veginians, wore voted davm in commites by the Repubtcan majority. The actions by tose lanmakre to bleck comprehensive gun safety lagislaton came at a time when every 10 hours someane in Vig was led by 2 gun a whan te css coat the sata $5.5 bilion a oar. Ae a recut ofthis refusal, Giflords recently Bogan a push to bing a gun safety majcly to the Vugiia legature with Is fst ‘endorsements of the 20°0 scl, Related Resources: Position Document: Virginia Gun Violence Prevention Special Session 2018 Press Release: Cabri Citforés Statement on the Virginia Beach Shooting Factsheet: The Danger of Silencers Momo: tass Shooting n Virgina Beach #8 Gifors a nanproft organization dedicated to saving Ives from gun violence. Founded by former Congresswoman Gabriele Giflerds and her husband, Navy combal veteran and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kel, Giflords inspires he courage cf people from al walks of ie fo make America safer Jacques Petit Regional Poss Secretary Gide: Courage fo Fight Gun Violence SoanaBt.9236 oors oy GUlfordscourage