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VA – GUN POLITICS –  Virginia lawmakers expected to vote on several gun bills Monday (VIDEO)

Virginia’s Senate Judiciary Committee is set to take up a slew of gun bills, which have been Democratic priorities for years, on the fourth day of the 2020 General  (VIDEO) Assembly session. Those bills tackle everything from universal background checks on gun purchases, to the one handgun a month and “red flag” laws as well as restricting firearms in certain public spaces. Many of those proposals have left gun owners in the Commonwealth angry because they believe any restrictions would infringe on their Second Amendment rights. In fact, more than 90 localities in Virginia passed Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions ahead of the General Assembly session. “Republicans are going to hope that they can get a couple of Democrats on their side to at least in some ways dampen some of the legislation Democrats are going to put forward,” CBS 6 Political Analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth said. “And they are going to mobilize people in the communities who are objecting to this.” If the bills pass the committee Monday, the measures would only advance to the next steps in the legislative process. For many years, Democrats cried foul when gun control bills quickly failed in Republican-controlled committees. The Senate Judiciary Committee meets at 9 a.m. Holsworth previously said the 2020 General Assembly promised to be a “session like none other.” “More things are going to happen in the next 60 days in Virginia politics than we’ve probably seen in the last 20 years,” CBS 6 political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth said. Many of the new laws state Democrats are expected to pass could take effect as early as July 1.  [full article]

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