Update: Statement on July 9th Special Session

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July 9, 2019 | Press Release
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Fauquier, VA – Today, Delegate Michael J. Webert released the following statement at the conclusion of the Special Legislative Session.

“As I stated previously, I will not entertain emotional policy proposals that seek to undermine our Second Amendment rights and punish law-abiding citizens. I will continue to stand up for the rights of Virginians and prevent the Democrats from continually politicizing these tragedies.”

​”​The Governor has already admitted that his policy proposals would not have prevented the murders in Virginia Beach, and, as we have seen time and again, limiting the rights of law-abiding citizens has zero impact on the rates of violence in communities with such laws.​”​

​”​Instead of acting on emotion, we decided to send the bills that have been introduced to the Virginia Crime Commission. The Crime Commission is a widely-respected, bipartisan panel known for its substantive work on matters of public policy. The Crime Commission is the best place to better understand what steps Virginia might take to keep our communities safe without the distraction of partisan politics​.” ​

“I look forward to seeing what recommendations the Virginia Crime Commission puts forward and returning in November to discuss some actual legislation that addresses public safety.​”

Michael Webert is a Virginia farmer who represents the 18th district, an area that covers all of Rappahannock, and portions of Fauquier, Warren, and Culpeper counties in the Virginia House of Delegates. He is currently serving his third term in the legislature, and sits on the following committees: Militia, Police and Public Safety; Commerce and Labor; Counties, Cities, and Towns.

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