Va. Gov. Northam Calls for New Gun Restrictions: ‘If We Can Save One Life ... It Is Worth It’

‘I will propose many of the same ideas that we had proposed before’

NORTHAM: "If we can save one life because we acted now, it is worth it. And so, by the power vested in me by Article 4, Section 6, and Article 5, Section 5 of the Constitution of Virginia, I will summon the members of the Senate and the House of Delegates to meet in special session for the purpose of passing commonsense public safety laws. I will propose many of the same ideas that we have proposed before: Universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons, to include suppressors and bump stocks, an extreme risk protective order, reinstating the one-gun-a-month law, child access prevention, requiring people to report lost and stolen firearms, and expanding local authority to regulate firearms..."    

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