Virginians Calling on Legislators to Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands

Victims of Gun Violence in Virginia Support Thorough Background Checks
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Jeanette Richardson, Mother of Son Killed in Shooting

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Gun violence victims and their families are calling on Representative Scott Rigell to co-sponsor and vote for H.R. 1565, legislation requiring background checks on all sales. According to a May PPP poll, 77 percent of Virginians, including 66 percent of Republicans, support expanding background checks.

Jeanette Richardson, whose son was shot and killed in their front yard in 2004, explained why she took action this week.

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I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S BEEN ALMOST TEN YEARS SINCE MY SON WAS KILLED. IN THOSE TEN YEARS, HOWEVER, NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF DANGEROUS PEOPLE. IN RECENT INTERVIEWS ABOUT WHAT HE HAS DONE SO FAR TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE, CONGRESSMAN RIGELL SAID IT WAS TIME TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT. I AGREE, WHICH IS WHY AS A CONSITUENT OF HIS I ASK HIM TO CONTINUE TO LEAD BY CO-SPONSORING AND VOTING FOR H.R. 1565, SO THAT WE CAN KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE WRONG HANDS.

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