Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that Member-Elect Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) has joined the Task Force for the 116thCongress.
“I am honored to be joining the Gun Violence Task Force,” said Wexton, who ousted Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) in the November midterms. “Whether it’s advocating for universal background checks, working to protect our kids and our communities from gun violence, or fighting for safeguards for victims of domestic violence, I am ready to get to work on day one to keep Americans safe.”
“[Wexton’s] background and leadership on this issue will help us get to work the first day of the new Congress to pass legislation to help combat the gun violence epidemic.”
In the Virginia Senate, Weston helped pass legislation that prohibits domestic abusers from obtaining or possessing firearms. She voted for bills that would establish universal background checks and close the gun show loophole, ban bump stocks, mandate the reporting of lost and stolen firearms, and keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers and those convicted of stalking. She has fought against legislation that would loosen restrictions on who can obtain concealed carry permits.