Press Statement: Fairfax Representatives Oppose Gun Shop Near School

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CONTACT: Abigail Fox    Cell: 703-850-4057


"The recent location of a gun shop on Chain Bridge Road in McLean, near the back door of Franklin Elementary School, is the wrong location for such a retail activity. As the members of the General Assembly and local representatives representing McLean, we will work to ensure that local governments have the authority to grant or deny permits for gun shop sales based on certain conditions, such as proximity to a school. Citizens expect their leaders to create safe and healthy communities, especially when the well-being of our children is at stake."


State Senator Barbara Favola, 31st District


State Delegate Kathleen Murphy, 34th District


State Delegate Rip Sullivan, 48th District

State Delegate Marcus Simon, 53rd District


Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust, Dranesville District


Fairfax County School Board Member Jane Strauss, Dranesville District

Fairfax County School Board Member Ryan McElveen, At Large




Senator Barbara A. Favola represents Virginia’s 31st district, which includes parts of Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and a portion of Loudoun County. For the 2015 session, Senator Favola served on the Local Government, Rehabilitation and Social Services, and Transportation Committees. 


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