Passing by the slim margin, Virginia lawmakers passed HB 961 to the Senate for vote. This measure is to ban the sale of ‘assault style’ weapons. Democrats in the Virginia Senate only have a 2 seat lead meaning they can only afford to lose one vote should all the Republicans oppose the bill.
Supporters say the proposed legislation is a response to mass shootings. Seven other states already have laws prohibiting assault-style weapons, including New York and California.