John Reid, Newsradio WRVA

Governor Considering Legislation; Executive Action

No Decisions Made Yet On How To Proceed On Guns

February 22, 2018 - 11:37 am

Richmond, VA ( –   Governor Ralph Northam (D) says he is consulting his staff over whether to send additional gun control legislation to the General Assembly, as well as whether to take executive action himself.  However, the Democrat says he has no plans at the current time to do either.   The discussion follows last week's mass shooting in Florida, at a high school, in which 17 people were killed.

The Republican-controlled General Assembly killed several gun control bills earlier this year, including a measure that would have banned bump stocks, and another measure that would have instituted universal background checks.  Interestingly, President Donald Trump (R) has proposed a federal bump stock ban, as well as additional checks.  Northam says he hopes the President goes through with both ideas.

Northam does not favor another proposal pushed by the President that would allow some teachers to be armed in schools.

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