Virginia Gov Northam Recalls Lawmakers To Pass Gun Control After Shooting

Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday he is recalling Virginia lawmakers for a special summer session to reconsider gun control measures.

He told reporters the legislation is necessary to prevent shootings like the May 31 Virginia Beach tragedy, where a disgruntled city worker gunned down 12 co-workers before police fatally shot him.

“We have failed to act on gun violence,” Northam told reporters during a press conference.

“It is wrong, it is outrageous, it is unforgivable to turn our municipal centers, our schools, our churches and synagogues and mosques, into battlefields. No one should go to work, to school, or to church wondering if they will come home.”

Northam plans to propose stricter initiatives, some of which failed to pass the Republican-majority legislature. Measures included in his statement are:

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