Va. Gov. Northam’s ‘common sense’ gun law proposals

Va. Gov. Northam’s ‘common sense’ gun law proposals

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said legislation he will propose will not violate the Second Amendment and will not impair hunters. But he said the state has failed to act on gun violence. (AP) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam called for a special session of the Virginia General Assembly to consider passing what he called “common sense” gun laws, following a mass shooting in Virginia Beach that killed 12. These are the laws Northam proposed: Universal background checks Child access prevention One gun a month limits Banning assault weapons, including bump stocks Requirement to report lost or stolen guns Allowing localities to ban guns from municipal buildings Red flag laws “I will be asking for votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers,” Northam said at the conference. Northam called on Virginia lawmakers to act like first responders and “rush to the scene” and put a stop to gun violence. The Democrat called for open and transparent debate. He said his proposals would not violate the Second Amendment, would not impair hunters and would not keep people who are not felons from owning weapons. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2019 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

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