A press conference was held in Richmond Thursday morning to announce Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive plan on preventing gun violence.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and state Attorney General Mark Herring were in attendance.
“The actions directed in this executive order will help our Commonwealth better enforce Virginia laws designed to keep guns away from people who would use them for harm,” said McAuliffe.
WSLS reported that the “executive order will ban all firearms in all state buildings. This will not apply for law enforcement officers.”
Similar legislation has been presented and rejected by the General Assembly, but the governor intends to reintroduce gun prevention in the anticipated legislative session.
His proposals included universal background checks, gun crime prosecution and family safety.
“We must continue to work to overcome political resistance to commonsense gun safety legislation, but in the meantime, I committed to using every power of my office to prevent senseless killings.”
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