Tag: guns

Virginia: For lovers, background checks and medical marijuana

Virginia voters like their guns, but they also like background checks for gun buyers, in addition to medical marijuana and Medicaid.


Warner, Kaine, on failed Senate gun votes

The U.S. Senate blocked two measures to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists and expand the criminal background check system.


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McAuliffe statement on passage of gun safety legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a statement today after the Senate of Virginia voted to pass two pieces of gun safety legislation.


Creigh Deeds: Snow, guns and Nelsonite

Many elected officials view the issue of guns in black or white terms. Legislators either vote for gun control or they vote to protect the Second Amendment.


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Tim Kaine introduces bill to end gun industry liability shield

The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act would ensure that the gun industry is not shielded from liability.


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House Democrats release Terrible Bill Watch List

House Democrats are highlighting some of the bills that are the most troubling introduced in the 2016 session.


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Bernie Sanders backs measure to amend firearms manufacturer liability law

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday made good on his promise to support legislation to amend a 2005 law on firearms manufacturers’ liability.


Obama’s tears for ableist fears

President Obama has said he’ll increase the efficiency of background checks. Obama’s reasoning comes from the belief that gun violence is on the rise.


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Property dispute leads to gun charges in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Lyndhurst man on several misdemeanor charges stemming from a property dispute between two men that escalated into an armed showdown.


Fact sheet: Obama executive actions on gun violence

President Obama is set to announce executive actions on Tuesday aimed at curbing gun violence. The White House released a fact sheet detailing the actions late Monday.


Poll: Latest views on guns, mass shootings

Republicans are less likely than Democrats – and, in some cases, even gun owners – to see gun violence as a greater threat than terrorism, and are more likely to advocate for more guns as a way to reduce shootings, according to results from the latest Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll.


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Sen. Tim Kaine introduces bill to hold gun owners responsible for sales to prohibited buyers

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced the Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act to hold people responsible if they sell or transfer a firearm to someone who is barred by federal law from possessing firearms.


Tim Kaine delivers Senate floor speech on eighth anniversary of Virginia Tech shooting

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine marked the eighth anniversary of the tragedy at Virginia Tech, highlighting the resilience of survivors and the entire Virginia Tech community, and challenging Congress to stand up against groups like the National Rifle Association (NRA) by taking action to reduce gun violence in America, including passage of comprehensive background check legislation.


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Tim Kaine co-sponsors gun safety legislation in Senate

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) today to introduce the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, a common-sense bill that bans the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition and are designed for shooting en masse.


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Toscano gun safety bill killed in House subcommittee

House Republican members of Subcommittee #1 of the House Committee for Militia, Police, and Public Safety voted to kill legislation carried by Democratic Leader David Toscano (D-57) to provide resources for voluntary background checks to be conducted for sales between individuals at gun shows.


Backroom deals killing Virginia gun safety bills?

Less than two weeks into the General Assembly session, Republican lawmakers have resorted to backroom deals in order to kill a package of gun safety bills in an effort to avoid attracting attention from the media and public.


State Senate defeats Republican bill to allow guns on school property

This afternoon, the Senate defeated Senator Tom Garrett’s (R-Buckingham) SB 1132, a bill to allow guns onto school property outside of “normal school hours” – that is, at times when communities of faith, civic organizations, and other outside groups could easily be using school facilities.


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Democratic Leader David Toscano on Republican vote on gun safety bill

House Democratic Leader David Toscano (D-57) released the following statement on the House Republican Caucus killing multiple bills that would provide commonsense gun safety reform.


House Republicans reject legislation to disarm stalkers, domestic abusers

A Virginia House committee today refused to take common-sense steps to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous individuals who have been convicted of crimes including domestic violence, sexual battery and stalking.


Senate committee changes vote to protect women over guns

In a dramatic turn of events, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted 10-4 today to approve SB 943, a bill that would prohibit those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence, sexual battery, and stalking from purchasing and possessing firearms.