ADGun control was a key issue for Democrats in the 2019 General Assembly races.
Post-election polling showed overwhelming support for most gun control legislation, though the divide was smaller over a proposed ban on assault weapons.
So no to gun confiscation and criminalizing lawful gun owners — which is a good thing.
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City) argued the background check bill went too far by criminalizing innocent behavior.
The lawmakers believe that changing Virginia’s law would guard against deadly shootings that have occurred in places of worship in other states.

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