Posts Tagged gun control
Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.” Mallory Noe-Payne has further details.
Access to firearms remains one of the hottest issues in Richmond. But the tone of the debate this year — an election year — is taking a dramatic turn. Michael Pope has the story.
On Monday, House Democrats outlined a set of legislative proposals dealing with gun safety. They say the measures are focused on saving lives. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Gun control is expected to be a major flashpoint in the upcoming session of the Virginia General Assembly, and lawmakers are preparing a long list of potential new laws. Michael Pope reports on one measure in the works.
After the shooting at a high school in Florida, Democratic lawmakers in Virginia have formed a task force on gun safety. Their first community meeting is this weekend in Richmond. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
After the shooting at a Florida high school, Republican leadership in Virginia’s General Assembly created a bipartisan work group on school safety. The group hasn’t even met yet, but Virginia Democrats are already criticizing it for not tackling gun control. Now, Democrats are starting their own group. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
President Trump surprised many when he gathered a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House and called on them to pass a comprehensive gun control bill comprised of many proposals opposed by the gun lobby.
That announcement caught Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner off guard. Matt Laslo reports.
Lawmakers in Richmond are getting ready to wrap up the General Assembly session and head home without taking any action on gun control. Michael Pope reports.
The gun debate in Richmond is heating up, and it’s spreading to other business at the General Assembly that has nothing to do with guns. Michael Pope has more from the Capitol.
Democrats were hoping that their new numbers in the House of Delegates might mean some changes this year in Richmond. But as Michael Pope reports, they are not making any traction on gun control.
The mass shooting in Las Vegas is reopening the twin issues of gun rights and gun control in Virginia, just as campaign season is in full swing. And, as Michael Pope reports, both sides of the issue are spending heavily on the issue.
Last October, Virginia’s Governor used executive action to ban concealed-carry in state offices. There was an immediate backlash from many pro-gun advocates, and Wednesday in Richmond they got the chance to speak out. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Democrats are hoping to make gun-control a central plank in this year’s elections, but Virginia Republicans say it’s a bad idea. Matt Laslo has the details from the Capitol.
As Congress once again fails to make any headway on gun control, Virginia is set to implement a new measure of gun control.
In 2014, 66 people in the state were killed by a spouse or partner, using a firearm. The new measure seeks to lower that number. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The sit-in launched by Democrats in the House of Representatives may be over, but the gridlock in Washington over the gun debate offers a stark contrast with what happened in Richmond earlier this year. That’s when leaders from opposing parties were able to craft a sweeping compromise on the issue. Michael Pope has this tale of two governments.