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On Nov. 5, Democrats won majorities in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly. Democrats officially take control in January but party leaders are already rolling out an aggressive gun control agenda.
In addition to the usual legislative goals of universal background checks, red flag laws, and bans on semi-automatic”assault style” rifles, legislation put forth by the incoming Senate majority leader would make it illegal to possess guns that were purchased legally but subsequently banned by his bill.
In response, dozens of counties and other Virginia localities are adopting sanctuary policies, effectively announcing their sheriffs will not enforce any laws they believe to be in violation of the second amendment.
So what are the Democrats proposing exactly? Do the counties have the right to defy state laws? And will Virginia Democrats likely end up passing aggressive gun control legislation or something less severe.
Listen to the full podcast as Greg Corombos discusses all of this and more with Bearing Arms Editor-in-Chief Cam Edwards.