VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Fridays mass shooting in Virginia Beach.
Northam, a Democrat, told The Associated Press ahead of his announcement today that he plans to convene a special legislative session later this summer.
He said in an interview that he wants the Republican-controlled General Assembly to hear from the public about the need for common-sense law related to guns and accessories.
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