Gun reform at center of 10th District Democratic debate

Gun reform at center of 10th District Democratic debate

From left: State Sen. Jennifer Wexton, D-33rd District, scientist Julia Biggins, anti-human trafficking advocate Alison Friedman, Gainesville District Democratic Committee Chair Collin Robinson, former Obama administration official Lindsey Davis Stover, Army veteran Dan Helmer and former federal prosecutor Paul Pelletier take the stage at an April 10 forum at Battlefield HS. Photo by Alex Koma/InsideNoVa The six Democrats running for the chance to unseat Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-10th District, spent about two-thirds of a Tuesday night forum in Haymarket in violent agreement on all policy matters, especially when it came to gun safety — but the night wasn’t devoid of rhetorical fireworks. All of the candidates jockeying ahead of the June 12 primary spent the evening listing off a litany of new gun control measures they’d support, particularly with the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, just a few weeks in the rearview mirror. From an assault weapons ban to […]

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