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Governor, Democrats Plan Press For Gun Reform

Special Session Scheduled For July 9th

June 13, 2019 - 4:23 pm
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Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Governor Ralph Northam (D), Attorney General Mark Herring (D), and Democrats are planning a push for gun reform ahead of the General Assembly Special Session July 9th.  Northam called the special session after the May 31st Virginia Beach massacre, in which a gunman killed 12 people in a city building.

Northam, among other things, is lobbying for universal background checks, a silencer ban, and red flag laws.

Herring plans to attend a rally Friday morning in front of NRA Headquarters in Fairfax.  Northam, meanwhile, has a series of roundtables scheduled with his administration.  The schedule is as follows:

 

Friday, June 14

 

Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran to Host Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable in Fairfax

11:30 AM

Primetime Sports Bar & Grille

11250 James Swart Circle

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

 

Monday, June 17

 

Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran to Join U.S. Senator Tim Kaine at Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable in Richmond

10:00 AM

New Life Deliverance Tabernacle

900 Decatur Street

Richmond, Virginia 23224

 

Secretary of Health and Human Resources Daniel Carey, M.D. to Join U.S. Senator Tim Kaine at Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable in Fredericksburg

2:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg

25 Chalice Circle

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405

 

Tuesday, June 18

 

Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran to Host Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable in Abingdon

3:30 PM

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Room 233

One Partnership Circle

Abingdon, Virginia 24210

 

Secretary of Health and Human Resources Daniel Carey, M.D. to Host Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable in Richmond

5:30 PM

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

1118 West Main Street

Richmond, Virginia 23220

 

Republicans have said they plan to focus on tougher sentences for gun crimes during the session.

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