Virginia governor eyes gun control

National News

June 4, 2019 - 10:14 AM

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 Friday’s 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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