Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday a series of gun control measures, such as bringing back the one-gun-a-month limit on handgun purchases and universal background checks for all purchases at gun shows.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, McAuliffe also wants to prohibit the possession of firearms for people who are subject to protective orders. Those who have committed misdemeanor offenses, including stalking, sexual battery, and domestic violence, would also be prohibited from getting guns. Another measure involves revoking concealed handgun permits for parents delinquent on child support payments.
“As Governor, there is no greater responsibility than ensuring the health and safety of the citizens I serve,” Governor McAuliffe said in a statement. “Our Commonwealth and our nation have seen too many tragedies as a result of dangerous weapons getting into the hands of the wrong people. These common-sense proposals will keep guns out of the hands of criminals, will keep our communities safe, and will help to build a new Virginia economy.”
As BearingArms.com points out, the Democratic McAuliffe faces a tough, uphill battle getting these measures passed, as the Republican-controlled General Assembly is highly unlikely to support gun control legislation.
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