Virginia Info: Special session killed by Republicans

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Just 2 hours into a chaotic session to consider gun bills, Republican House and Senate leaders abruptly adjourned Tuesday refusing to allow any votes on gun safety measures. This ends Governor Northam’s attempt to improve gun laws after the May 31 Virginia Beach killing of a dozen people. Come November, voter sentiment for gun safety could overturn the slim Republican control of both legislative branches.

From the AP

Less than two hours after beginning a special session called in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after the November election.