Virginia Beach

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Lawmakers will be returning to Richmond for a special session on guns. But will anything happen?

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Virginia Gov. 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."

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The shooting in Virginia Beach over the weekend is prompting a familiar discussion about firearms and whether new restrictions are needed.

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The gunman who attacked his colleagues at a Virginia Beach government office building resigned by email hours before the shooting, a city official said Sunday as authorities sought a motive in the assault that killed 12 people.

 

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Four were engineers who worked to maintain streets and protect wetlands. Three were right-of-way agents who reviewed property lines. The others included an account clerk, a technician, an administrative assistant and a special projects coordinator. In all, they had served the city of Virginia Beach for more than 150 years.

 

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