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Wittman voted wrong way on gun measure

I applaud Chris Mayfield’s column “Rep. Wittman must answer for votes” in The Virginia Gazette, Feb. 10, and would like to add another example of one of Congressman Wittman’s votes that demonstrates his failure to represent the interest and safety of the constituents in his district.

Wittman voted against a floor debate on legislation (House Resolution 367) that merely would have established a select committee for gun violence prevention, which would be comprised of six Republican and six Democratic members. If established, the committee would probe the causes of mass shootings; explore means of keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and the mentally ill, and tightening...