WCVE reporters Ben Paviour and Whittney Evans discuss a July 9 special session called by Gov. Ralph Northam to address gun control. Republicans voted to move discussions to November, angering Northam and gun reform advocates.
Virginia used to have a law limiting the number of handguns an individual could buy, to one a month. The law was repealed in 2012, and now the governor is trying to bring it back during this week's General Assembly special session to take up gun control measures.
The NRA drew held a town hall in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, about a month after a mass shooting there. Politicians and NRA members discussed Gov. Ralph Northam’s call for a special legislative session devoted to gun control.
Gov. Ralph Northam is asking the GOP-controlled legislature to consider a package of gun control bills when they meet on July 9th. But his success hinges on a small group of GOP lawmakers who control key committees, and who have traditionally shown no appetite for passing Democratic bills on to the broader legislature.