House Committee Forwards Gun Control Bills

Inlcudes Red Flag Law

AP News
January 24, 2020 - 2:35 pm

Andy Doernen/Newsradio WRVA


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats in the State House are advancing a package of gun-control measures less than a week after tens of thousands of pro-gun advocates from around the country rallied at the state Capitol. But the bills did not include a proposed assault weapon ban, a top priority for Gov. Ralph Northam and one that's drawn fierce resistance from gun-rights advocates.

A Democratic-led House committee voted Friday for several pieces of gun legislation that a Republican majority has blocked for years. Those bills include limiting handgun purchases to once a month and universal background checks on gun purchases.  

The committee also forwarded the House's version of a "red flag" law.


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