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.
“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.”