Sullivan Calls on Republicans to Treat Gun Violence Crisis with Same Urgency as Animal Shelter Use of Schedule VI Biological ProductsMarch 8, 2018Press Release
SULLIVAN CALLS ON REPUBLICANS TO TREAT GUN VIOLENCE CRISIS WITH SAME URGENCY AS ANIMAL SHELTER USE OF SCHEDULE VI BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS
The nation’s reaction to Parkland feels different. The ground is shaking. High school students are organizing walk-outs, companies are dropping affiliations with the NRA, and even Republican lawmakers in other states and in Washington are making strides to advance, or at least discuss, gun safety legislation.
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — On Thursday, Virginia House Democrats renewed their call for gun reform.
At a news conference at the State Capitol, they challenged Republican leadership to revive gun safety bills that were killed earlier in the General Assembly session.
They included measures like banning bump stocks and prohibiting people under 21 years of age from purchasing semi-automatic rifles.
The push comes just about two weeks after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people died after a teenager opened fire.
Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida last month Democrats in the House of Delegates are asking Speaker of the House Kirk Cox to resurrect several pieces of gun control legislation that were defeated earlier this year.
This year Democrats introduced bills to implement universal background checks, ban bump stocks and prohibit the sale of assault weapons to people under 21.
Lawmakers in Richmond are getting ready to wrap up the General Assembly session and head home without taking any action on gun control.
What happens when a troubled person is raising red flags to family members and friends? In some states, they can go to police and get a risk warrant so law enforcement officials can confiscate their guns. Not in Virginia. Delegate Rip Sullivan, a Democrat from Arlington, introduced a bill that would have created risk warrants in Virginia. But it went nowhere.
RICHMOND — Democrats in Virginia’s House of Delegates invoked the recent school shooting in Florida to demand that Republicans revive gun-control measures that died in committee this year. But GOP leaders said it is too late in the legislative session to act.
Guns have been the one area that has resisted all compromise in a General Assembly session otherwise marked by bipartisan dealmaking. A host of bills, many of them favored by Gov. Ralph Northam (D), have disappeared in committees in the House and Senate.
After Florida shooting, Virginia Democrats make late push on proposal to seize guns from dangerous peopleMarch 2, 2018News Clip
As Republicans in Florida and elsewhere warm up to the idea of using court warrants to take guns away from people who may pose a threat, Virginia Democrats are calling on the Republican-controlled House of Delegates to reconsider a similar bill that never got a hearing.
RICHMOND, Va. - Irving Comer, the first African American police officer in Arlington was honored in Richmond on Monday.
Delegate Rip Sullivan (D-48) gave a floor speech about Officer Comer. Comer’s family was able to attend, including his daughters and his mother. Irving Comer passed away at the age of 74 this November.
Editor: The Code of Virginia requires that legislative districts “shall be composed of compact and contiguous territory,” but a glance at our state’s maps shows that’s a laugh.
In November 2017, Democratic House of Delegates candidates won by an aggregate margin of 9.23 percentage points – about the same as Ralph Northam – but ended up with 49 percent of the seats. Four years ago, 53 of 100 House seats were uncontested by one of the major parties; that number fell to 39 in 2017, thanks to the anti-Trump wave.
RICHMOND, VA – Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly have expressed frustration over Republicans' refusal to take up gun control legislation in the wake of Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Florida. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead and 14 injured. It was the deadliest school shooting in the United States since 26 people were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.