I read with disappointment the front-page article of the July 10 Winchester Star stating that my two local representatives voted to end the special session with no action. Gov. Northam had called the special session in response to the Virginia Beach shooting on May 31 that left 12 people dead. The intent of the special session was to discuss legislation designed to address a variety of issues related to gun violence prevention.
I went to Richmond to witness this historic special session. My round trip travel time was 5 hours. Our local legislators voted to abruptly end the session after 90 minutes! Needless to say, nothing was discussed. In case you are upset by this “representation” by our local Virginia Senator (Jill Vogel) and House of Delegates rep (Chris Collins), feel free to do what I did. Call them and voice your concerns. Their action (or more correctly, inaction) shows disregard to the 1,000 Virginians who lose their life each year to gun violence.
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