Randall Removes MDA from Gun Violence Awareness Resolution

Loudoun Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) has removed the names of political organizations from a draft resolution recognizing National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Randall said the draft resolution was revised over the weekend—before a Loudoun County Republican Committee press release, and before a Loudoun Now article—to remove the names of political organizations from the text.

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on the resolution Tuesday.

[Read about the outcry from the LCRC here.]

“Over the weekend, a couple of my colleagues talked about this, and one of them said to me that they actually thought that if we removed the names of the organizations, they felt like they could support it, because the organizations themselves could be seen as political,” Randall said. Randall said that was a “reasonable request.”

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Loudoun County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense are no longer mentioned in the draft resolution. Randall said the resolution is “about making a moment of awareness.”

“It is not my desire to have a discussion about national gun policy,” Randall said. “It’s my desire to have a discussion about what keeps people safe, and people here in Loudoun are dying.”

[Read the original draft resolution here and read the revised version here.]

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3 thoughts on “Randall Removes MDA from Gun Violence Awareness Resolution

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  • 2016-06-07 at 4:50 am
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    Ms. Randall – I have been trying to engage those in power, and those already in power within the Democratic ranks, the forward thinking ranks, the liberals, about what they intend to do about the recent surge in recent illegal alien MS-13 activity in our area, including gun activity, and the relatively recent gun murder of a teenager in Sterling, and everyone remains completely quietly. I am sure that we are all open to discuss gun issues, but are the forward thinkers open to discuss the illegal alien and MS-13 problem. I understand that all liberal politicians keep blaming the issues on the Federal Government while readily holding the door wide open for the unaccompanied minors and open borders. I’m not trying to divide people, neighborhoods, etc. as the MS-13 are certainly well accomplished at doing that and spreading enough plight and the kids parents joining the gangs certaining aren’t helping as evidenced by the recent murders, disappearances and arrests where the parents have done nothing to block their kids from joining. Perhaps those those within my Town (Leesburg) who are vying for seats on the Town Council in November, such as Evan MacBeth and Ron Campbell, will decide it’s time to start discussing truly important subjects, in lieu of additional water features………

  • 2016-06-06 at 7:25 pm
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    “Over the weekend, a couple of my colleagues talked about this, and one of them said to me that they actually thought that if we removed the names of the organizations, they felt like they could support it, because the organizations themselves could be seen as political,”

    Does Ms. Randall think we’re stupid? They ARE political groups.

    The chair, and the board, would be wise to focus on traffic congestion; overcrowded schools, and bringing good jobs to Loudoun vs. forcing folks to have to commute downtown, and leave the crackpot fringe back in Washington.

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