Sen. Mark Warner speaks on Northam’s planned gun control session

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — It’s been a week since a gunman shot and killed 12 people at the Virginia Beach Municipal Building. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Governor Ralph Northam set a date for a special session addressing gun violence in Virginia. 

On Saturday, Senator Mark Warner weighed in with his thoughts. He’s spent the last week with families of those killed in Virginia Beach. Moreover, he believes something should be done eventually about the gun violence plaguing the Commonwealth.

“We have to do something about gun violence in this country,” Warner said. “This just doesn’t happen in any other nation in the world at this level, but before we get to specific policies I think it’s appropriate to let those families bury their loved ones, have a time to grieve, and then we can talk about specific policy recommendations.”

Northam set a special session on gun control for Tuesday, June 9. 

He is asking the General Assembly to accept new legislation banning silencers and high-capacity magazines, among other things. 

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