Scott To Host Roundtable On Gun Violence Prevention

July 3, 2019
Press Release

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – MONDAY, July 8th, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will host a roundtable to discuss the epidemic of gun violence. Mass shootings have taken place in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Buckroe Beach this summer. Congressman Scott will confer with elected officials, gun violence experts, and other community stakeholders. This roundtable will also be in advance of the special session of the General Assembly that Governor Northam has called to discuss evidence-based solutions to stemming gun violence. The roundtable will explore what experts have recommended, what the U.S. House of Representatives has done, and what can be done in Virginia.

 

WHO:

Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03)

State Senator Mamie Locke (SD-02)

Delegate Marcia Price (HD-95)

Delegate Jeion Ward (HD-92)

Steve Drew, Newport News Chief of Police

Gabriel Morgan, Newport News Sherriff

Mahronda Echols, City of Newport News

Kristen Pine, YWCA of Hampton Roads

Bobby Kipper, National Center for Prevention of Community Violence

David Chipman, Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence

Lori Haas, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Ruth Winters, Moms Demand Action

Hal Smith, Boys & Girls Club

Molly Gill, Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Andrew Gordon, Public Defender’s Office

 

WHAT:

Roundtable on Gun Violence Prevention

 

WHERE:

An Achievable Dream Middle/High School

 5720 Marshall Avenue

Newport News, VA 23605

 

WHEN:

MONDAY, July 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

RSVP:  Press interested in attending should email Austin Barbera at austin.barbera@mail.house.gov

 

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