No sooner had the dust begun to settle on the 2019 elections than has gun control emerged as a certain election issue in 2020, with eyes focused on at least two states, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is promising new gun controls now that his Democrats control both houses of the legislature. (Screen snip, YouTube, CNN)
According to WDBJ News, with Democrats now in control of that state’s legislature and governor’s office, it is a certainty that new gun control measures will be on the table in January. Gov. Ralph Northam has already promised to resurrect his gun control agenda that was essentially dismissed in the summer.
Claiming his proposals to be “common sense” measures, Northam indicated he wants to revive the one-gun-per-month law, institute expanded background checks, ban on so-called “assault weapons” and pass “child access prevention” legislation. He would also allow local governments to ban guns from certain buildings, and require gun owners to report lost or stolen guns.
It’s the first time in many years Democrats will have full control, and the situation does not bode well for gun owners in the Old Dominion.
Northam boldly declared Virginia is “a blue state” as he promised
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