Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

January 15, 2014

Va. Democratic lawmakers push for gun control

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia gun control advocates and Democratic lawmakers say they are hopeful they can enact new measures restricting gun ownership by criminals and the mentally ill.

The proposals, outlined Wednesday at the Capitol, would require background checks for all commercial gun purchases and ban gun ownership for five years for individuals convicted of stalking or violent sex crimes.

Arlington Sen. Barbara Favola says they are common sense measures that enjoy broad support among the public.

New Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has said he supports some increased gun restrictions. But he has not yet commented on these specific bills.

The bills are likely to face stiff opposition in the Republican-controlled House of Delegates.

 

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