Gun Control

New gun-safety laws will be radically changing Virginia’s approach starting July 1st.

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Lawmakers in Richmond were scheduled to wrap up an historic legislative session on Saturday. With final decisions pending on several major pieces of legislation, and a deadline looming, they opted to add more time to the calendar. 

The new Democratic majorities in the House and Senate are moving forward with a long list of gun control bills.

And the votes are not as party-line as you might imagine. 

Lawmakers are moving forward on a bill that will let authorities confiscate guns from people who pose a threat to themselves or others.

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A sweeping package of new restrictions on guns has been moving through the General Assembly. But, Democrats are divided about how universal background checks should be.