Gun violence victims and their families are calling on Representative Eric Cantor to hold a vote on legislation requiring background checks on all sales. According to a Quinnipiac poll, 92 percent of Virginians support background checks at gun shows.
Victims of gun violence and their families hope to meet with the Congressman while he is in Richmond this week.
Lori Haas, the mother of a Virginia Tech shooting survivor and an organizer for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, explained why she took action this week:
THANKFULLY, MY DAUGHTER EMILY SURVIVED THE 2007 VIRGINIA TECH SHOOTING. BUT SIX YEARS LATER, NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF DANGEROUS PEOPLE. AS CONGRESSMAN ERIC CANTORâ€™S CONSTITUENT, I BELIEVE ITâ€™S PAST TIME FOR HIM TO LEAD AND DO WHATâ€™S RIGHT: HOLD A VOTE TO STRENGTHEN BACKGROUND CHECKS. EVERY DAY HE DOESNâ€™T ACT, 282 MORE PEOPLE ARE SHOT AND 86 OF THEM ARE KILLED.
To learn more, visit www.csgv.org.