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.
I made it inside and it's just as crowded in here. The overflow crowd is trying to watch the meeting on live streams. There's no way to get into the committee room. pic.twitter.com/1BcGpU9YgI
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) January 13, 2020
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.”
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