January 10, 2013
Former Governor and now Senator Tim Kaine spoke out Thursday about the country's gun violence debate.
Kaine released the following statement:
"No one can deny that gun violence is a serious problem in this country. As Mayor of Richmond and Governor of Virginia, I learned through painful experience that there are specific, concrete steps to reducing gun violence. The right approach focuses on many issues – improvements to the mental health system, better security protocols and common sense rules about gun use.
“We owe it to the victims of the growing number of mass shootings to vigorously debate specific and comprehensive proposals that can keep our communities safer. As a gun owner who worked with others to constitutionally guarantee Virginians the right to hunt, I know that you can be a strong supporter of the Second Amendment without tolerating the gun tragedies that are too often a part of our daily lives."