Gun Control

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After a mass shooting in Virginia Beach last month, Governor Ralph Northam said he would call state lawmakers back to Richmond to discuss gun violence and common sense ways to prevent it. 

He had offered several bills them during the last legislative session, but none was approved. 

Now, however, advocates believe Northam might actually succeed.

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Lawmakers are about to return to Richmond for a special session focused on guns, a move prompted by the recent mass shooting in Virginia Beach.


The gun issue is about to take center stage in Virginia politics as advocates on both sides will try to influence the outcome of a special session next month.

But, the campaign contributions on the issue may surprise you.

Office of Sen. Tim Kaine

Senator Tim Kaine hosted a public forum on gun control Monday in Charlottesville – then spoke with reporters. 

Virginia's governor has set a July 9 start date for a special legislative session on gun-related legislation after last week's deadly shooting rampage in Virginia Beach.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced the date Friday.