Gun Bills Pass House

Now Have To Be Worked Out With Senate

AP News
January 30, 2020 - 4:28 pm

Andy Doernen/Newsradio WRVA


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The  House of Delegates has passed several pieces of gun-control legislation, but some of the measures face an uncertain future in the more conservative Senate. The Democratic-led House approved seven gun measures Thursday, largely along party lines.  

The legislation will now go to the Senate for a vote, which has already passed its version of some of the measures but has shown signs that others may not survive. Virginia has become ground zero in the nation's raging debate over gun control and mass shootings as a new Democratic majority has pledged to put strict new limits in place.

Among the proposals that passed is a "red flag" law, as well as restoration of one-gun-a-month.