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Petitioning Representative Scott Rigell

Stand with Gun Violence Victims, Tell Rep. Rigell: It’s Time to Do What’s Right. Vote for Background Checks.

Earlier this year, Rep. Scott Rigell (VA-2) took an important first step to stop gun violence by co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation aimed at ending gun trafficking, saying Republicans should “show the American people we’re ready to do what’s right.” Join gun violence victims, families and violence prevention activists in asking him to take another step.

Right now in Congress, our representatives are considering legislation that would expand and strengthen background checks – an important step toward keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people and something that 77 percent of Virginians, including 66 percent of Republicans, support.

Join Jeanette Richardson, a constituent of Rigell’s whose son was shot and killed in front of their house at the beginning of 2004, and other victims of gun violence and their family members in telling Representative Scott Rigell: it is time to lead. Co-sponsor and vote for H.R. 1565.

Letter to
Representative Scott Rigell
Thank you for taking the first step to end gun violence by co-sponsoring gun trafficking legislation, but our work isn’t done yet.

Background checks are an important step toward keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

As one of your constituents, I urge you to support expanding background checks. Please co-sponsor and vote for H.R. 1565.

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