Virginia Alert: The NRA legislative opposition starts

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Alerting of gun nuts to make calls begins

Governor Northam, disturbed by the Virginia Beach shooting, called for a special session of the legislature on July 9th. Consideration will be of numerous gun safety measures that failed during the regular session. The NRA says, “That’s why it’s critical that every gun owner in the Commonwealth contact their legislators and urge them to oppose Gov. Northam’s and his media allies’ gun control agenda.”

Examples of legislation to be considered: a ban on assault weapons, a one-gun-a-month law and a mandatory storage requirement. Those advocating for better gun legislation need to support the Governor’s agenda.


A quick phone call is very effective. Please call or email the office of your state Senator and Assembly member. Urge them to support Governor Northam’s gun violence prevention bills.

  • To find your representatives and senators, enter your zip code at The League of Women Voters.
  • From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.

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