Gov. Northam outlines gun control policy agenda

Gov. Northam outlines gun control policy agenda

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is promoting a series of gun-control measures he says promote public safety while still respecting individual gun rights. The Democratic governor announced seven proposals at a Capitol news conference Friday ahead of the start of the legislative session next week. The proposals include a so-called “red flag” measure to take away guns temporarily from people who are considered dangerous. A number of other states have passed similar measures since a mass shooting at a Florida high school last year. All of the proposals have failed previously in the Republican-controlled General Assembly and will likely face a similar fate this year. But Northam and gun-control advocates say they believe there is a growing momentum on their side for stricter gun laws. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Local Headlines newsletter Important local stories in D.C., Va. and Md., around 8 a.m. on weekdays. Reporting the facts for over 140 years. Already a subscriber? Sign in

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