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Gun Safety

LWV of South Hampton Roads, LWV of Virginia, and LWV of the United States issued a statement on the mass shooting in a Walmart in Chesapeake, VA.

The Leagues of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado, and the United States issued the following statement in response to the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, CO.

On June 23, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, overturning a New York gun safety law. The Court ruled that New York’s law requiring a license to carry concealed weapons in public places is unconstitutional. 

Gun violence has a relatively more devastating impact on certain groups of people, including the LGBTQIA+ community. The disproportionate impact of gun violence on the LGBTQIA+ community makes gun safety a vital protection for community members.

WASHINGTON — Today League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement after President Biden signed the bipartisan gun safety legislation: 

WASHINGTON — Today League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement after the US House of Representatives passed bipartisan gun safety legislation: 

WASHINGTON — Today League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement after the US Senate passed bipartisan gun safety legislation:

WASHINGTON — Today, the US Supreme Court ruled 6 – 3 in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen that New York’s 100-year-old law restricting certain individuals from carrying concealed weapons in public places is unconstitutional, effectively weakening gun safety laws around the country.  

WASHINGTON – Today League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement welcoming the US Senate’s bipartisan framework to reduce the threat of gun violence in our schools and communities. 

In the wake of the continued national tragedies of repeated and preventable mass shootings and gun deaths, the League is urging Congress to act on comprehensive gun legislation.