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Richmond City Council Votes To Disarm Law Abiding Citizens

Jeff Katz
July 02, 2019 - 3:26 pm

The Richmond City Council voted Monday to pass a proposal from Mayor Levar Stoney to ban the carrying of guns in government buildings, parks and community facilities, according to ABC 8News.

The proposal will only go into effect if the General Assembly passes a bill allowing local governments to make their own decisions on banning guns on government-owned property. The General Assembly will meet for a special session on gun laws July 9. The law would not apply to law enforcement officers, security guards or authorized military personnel performing their duties.

Stoney called for more gun control after a nine-year-old girl was shot and killed in a Richmond park on Memorial Day. He tweeted this in response to the ordinance being approved: