Virginia lawmakers are continuing to get gun laws through the the state’s lower chamber as Democrats get a narrow victory on a gun bill.
The state’s delegates passed HB 961 on Tuesday, banning specified semi-automatic firearms and modifications. Advocates of the bill believe this will keep prohibited items out of the hands of the wrong people.
“I ask you to pass this while they do have uses that were probably fine in the hands of certain people,” urged Andrew Goddard from the Virginia Center for Public Safety. “We don’t have a system in place to ensure that they are only in the hands of those good people.”