Senate Democrats on Senseless Gun Violence in Texas School

May 24, 2022

The Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus releases the following statement following the deaths of 14 students and 1 adult in yet another act of preventable firearm violence:

“Our hearts are broken, as they are too much recently, on hearing the news of yet another mass shooting in the United States. The community of Uvalde, Texas has suffered an unimaginable loss; they will be in our thoughts in the coming days.

“But thoughts and prayers aren’t enough; action MUST be taken to prevent further deaths from gun violence. In 2020, Senate Democrats passed a bipartisan measure to ban firearms in Virginia’s schools. While it is one step in the right direction, and progress has been made in the Commonwealth since, we endeavor to keep Virginians safe at home, work, school, and everywhere in between.”