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VA Senate Democrats: Youngkin “blatantly disregards the safety and well-being of our communities by opposing common sense gun safety measures.”

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From the VA Senate Democrats:

Senate Democrats Responds to Governor’s Firearm Violence Prevention Vetoes

RICHMOND, VA – Yesterday, Governor Glenn Youngkin vetoed 30 crucial gun violence prevention bills, challenging the state’s efforts to enhance public safety. The Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus leadership issued the following statements calling out the Governor’s lack of care for public safety.

“The Governor’s interest in public safety apparently does not extend to protecting Virginia’s from firearm violence.  Today, he vetoed bills to keep AR-15’s out of the hand’s of convicted stalkers, violent boyfriends, and rejected bills to give police the tools to take guns away from children to who threatened to shoot up their schools.  Red flags orders are supported by 80% of Virginians, but Governor Youngkin instead chose to appeal to the MAGA base,” said Senate Majority Leader Scott Surovell.

“Governor Youngkin’s latest veto sends a clear message: he blatantly disregards the safety and well-being of our communities by opposing common sense gun safety measures. This action isn’t just a political statement; it’s a dangerous refusal to acknowledge the critical need for reforms that protect us all. Unfortunately, we have a governor who chooses to prioritizes political interests over the lives and safety of the people he swore to serve,  said Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke.

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