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Hundreds of gun rights advocates descend on VA capitol, convince Dems to shelve ‘assault weapon’ ban

Virginia Democrats approved legislation Monday to restrict gun owners in a variety of ways, from limiting the numbers guns a citizen can purchase each month, to added requirements for private sales, to so-called ‘red flag’ laws.

A proposed ban on assault rifles, however, is now sitting on a shelf.

Democrats on the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee consolidated four bills into two and sent them to the Senate floor on a party line 9-5 vote as hundreds of gun rights advocates descended on the Capitol to voice opposition, WHSV reports.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam described the legislation as “common-sense gun safety measures,” while critics have pushed more than 100 counties and municipalities to adopt resolutions opposing the “unconstitutional restrictions.”

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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