An Election-Eve Letter on Guns
Just hours before the polls are due to open in this year's Democratic primary for governor, two young men touched by the Virginia Tech tragedy have sent out an open letter opposing Creigh Deeds because of his position on guns.
Colin Goddard, a victim who survived the mass shootings in April 2007 (and was in the room when shooter Seung Hui Cho killed himself), and Omar Samaha, whose sister, Reema, was killed, issued the somber letter just after 5:30 p.m.
They noted that Deeds voted against closing the gun show loophole before voting for it, and has supported allowing concealed weapons in bars.
"Senator Deeds has a record on guns that worries us," they wrote. "Senator Deeds opposes our one-gun-a-month law -- and even Bob McDonnell supported that."
"We believe Senator Deeds is a good person. And on many issues, we agree with him. But keeping the people we love safe is the single most important issue to us, and that's why Senator Deeds won't be getting our vote on Tuesday."
June 9, 2009; 3:55 AM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Amy Gardner , Election 2009
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