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Open Letter to

Senators Webb & Warner
From Families of Virginia Tech Victims and Survivors

rner: Dear Senators Webb and Wa Three days in American history. of the massacre at Virgin ago was the third anniversary

ia Tech, the largest mass sho


serious gap in buy his guns because of a mentally ill and was able to s eral background The Virginia Tech shooter wa records missing from the fed thousands of mental health glaring gap in the federal law that left tens of to close that gap. Another Congress have taken steps the mentally ill to check system. Virginia and which enables criminals and is the Gun Show Loophole, ce background check system It’s been three long years sin pass a background check. hout having to Gun buy guns at gun shows wit taken any action to close the h and Congress has still not Virginia Tec 32 people lost their lives at Show Loophole. law abiding cond Amendment rights for your strong support of Se with ntally ill getting senator Webb, consistent nce for criminals and the me us that you have zero tolera d t of background Americans, you have assure us and expressed your suppor personally met with the six of ow Loophole in access to guns. Last May, you work on closing the Gun Sh shows and you promised to families on this issue. checks for all sales at gun willingness to work with the e your leadership and your se Congress. We appreciat and endorse legislation to clo to the Virginia Tech families your promise Now is the time to deliver on this dangerous gap. supporting ilies that you would consider assured the Virginia Tech fam sonally ut where you senator Warner, you also per e yet to hear from you abo asers at gun shows. We hav purch background checks on all ia have a right to know. stand. The people of Virgin a Virginia Tech sized rdered with guns—that’s States, 35 people are mu l Every day in the United toll that gaps in the federa n firsthand the incredible y. We have see gle massacre every single da h the personal toll every sin blic safety, and we live wit have on pu background check system day of our lives. ask you to the Virginia Tech families, we e to act is now. On behalf of The tim Don’t let another day go by. Gun Show Loophole. support legislation to close the Sincerely,

Lori Haas

Peter Read, Lt. Col., USAF (Re


vivor who Mother of Emily Haas, sur was shot at Virginia Tech Joe Samaha o was shot Father of Reema Samaha, wh and killed at Virginia Tech

o was shot Father of Mary Read, wh and killed at Virginia Tech

Colin Goddard

ginia Tech Survivor, who was shot at Vir

Andrew Goddard

Omar Samaha

Father of Colin Goddard

Brother of Reema Samaha

Senator Warner Senator Webb

(804) 775-2314 (804) 771-2221
Tell them to close the Gun Show Loophole.

Paid for by Virginians for Public safety
703-577-8826 • P.O. BOx 11522 • Burke, VA 22015

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