Virginia Democrats join Republicans to reject assault weapons ban bill
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Outcome drew cheers from gun rights advocatesBill would have prohibited sale of popular AR-15 style riflesVirginia governor Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal.

Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun rights advocates. Continue reading

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