Va rep. named vice chair of gun task force

WASHINGTON (WAVY) — Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) has been appointed vice chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.

According to Scott’s office, the task force was established by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. The task force will investigate what steps Congress can take to reduce gun violence.

“Congressman Bobby Scott serves as the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security,” a release from the congressman’s office said. “He is a known leader of legislative efforts to reduce crime and prevent youth violence by advocating for comprehensive, evidence-based solutions.”

"I am honored to serve as a vice chair of this very important effort to review what Congress can do to reduce gun violence," said Congressman Scott.  "Obviously one single approach to ending gun violence will not be effective. What is needed is a comprehensive, evidence-based approach which will include gun safety, mental health, juvenile justice, and crime prevention initiatives.  I look forward to working with Chairman Thompson and my colleagues on the taskforce on these issues in the 113th Congress."

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