July 9, 2019 •
Virginia Special Session Adjourns Until After November Elections
The Virginia General Assembly convened and adjourned a special session.
The session was called to consider stricter gun legislation in response to the Virginia Beach shootings on May 31.
For the special session, Gov. Northam proposed eight bills.
The Governors bills included background checks on all firearm sales, a ban on dangerous weapons, and allowing only one handgun purchase a month.
Assembly leaders referred all of the governor’s bills to the state Crime Commission for a full review.
The General Assembly will reconvene November 18 to vote on the proposed bills.
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