Washington, D.C., April 10, 2020 - Today, Brady applauds Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for signing five gun violence prevention bills, passed by the Virginia General Assembly this winter, into law. These laws, part of the ‘Governor’s Package,’ are common-sense policies that will make Virginia communities and families safer. Brady thanks all of the lawmakers who worked to draft and pass these bills, particularly Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn and Virginia Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw.
Brady President Kris Brown shared:
“This is a historic day for the Commonwealth, a victory for the entire 95 corridor and a victory for public safety. These bills are common-sense and include policies such as expanded background checks on gun sales and provisions to keep guns out of the hands of children and those at an elevated risk of harming themselves or others. As the current pandemic has shown us, evidence-based public health policies that can reduce injury and harm are incredibly important. These laws will do just that.
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.