( – promoted by lowkell)
Today, on the sixth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting, I joined the call on Congress to pass strong legislation that includes background checks and provisions to prevent felons and the seriously mentally ill from obtaining weapons. How many more must die before Congress acts?
To mark the anniversary, Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws, a project of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), is demanding action from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor through a series of billboards that went up today in Cantor’s home district.
The billboards feature a well-known image from a vigil held at Virginia Tech and carry the message, “187,082 gun deaths in America since Virginia Tech. Ask Eric Cantor ‘How many MORE must die?'” This message is on display on billboards located at I-64 at Laburnum Ave, the 7900 Block of W. Broad Street, Laburnum Ave, 9500 W. Broad Street and Parham Road just south of I-95, all locations within or near Cantor’s congressional district.
More about the billboards can be found here.