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After 20 years as a Navy officer, the longest active-duty tenure of any current member of the House Democratic Caucus, Congresswoman Elaine Luria knows quite a bit about courage. Following her retirement from the military in 2017, she turned to a different form of public service the following year, becoming a representative for Virginia’s Second District to shed light on the issues most important to everyday people.
On the campaign trail, Elaine Luria participated in a gun safety forum with Giffords co-founder Captain Mark Kelly, making it clear that she wouldn’t back down from tough fights in Congress. Once in office, Congresswoman Luria co-sponsored bills to ban large-capacity magazines and assault weapons. In May 2019, when her district lost 12 residents to a tragic mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Representative Luria immediately called on her peers to act. In September 2019, the congresswoman moderated a roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and survivors of gun violence from the Virginia Beach area. When she is reelected this year, Congresswoman Luria will no doubt continue to use her platform to lift up the voices of Americans affected by gun violence and advocates who will fight for gun safety.