Virginia Governor Pushes Gun Bans, Mum on Confiscation After Dem Victories
Virginia governor Ralph Northam (D.) announced after his party's sweeping victory in Tuesday's state elections that he would push new gun bans and other gun control measures, but did not answer questions about a possible confiscation effort.
Northam told reporters on Thursday that he would push gun control when the new Democrat-controlled legislature convenes. He highlighted universal background checks, banning the sales of "assault weapons" and "high-capacity" magazines, red flag laws, and bringing back a one-gun-a-month purchase limit, according to the Washington Post. However, when asked if he supports confiscating "assault weapons" from Virginians he did not give a direct answer.
"That's something I'm working [on] with our secretary of public safety," he told the Post. "I'll work with the gun-violence activists, and we'll work [on] that. I don't have a definitive plan today."