Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.

The Virginia Senate defeated legislation Monday that would have banned the sale or exchange of so-called “assault weapons.” But that doesn’t mean the issue is settled.

Four Democrats joined six Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to avoid a ban on the future sale of weapons that could handle magazines with a 12 round or greater capacity. But Senate Democrats, who control the overall chamber 21-19, proposed sending the issue to the Virginia Crime Commission for further study and not revisiting legislation until 2021.

House Democrats, who approved the gun control measure on a party-line vote, were quick to distance themselves from their Senate colleagues. House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn tweeted:

Phil Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, gave a shout-out to gun rights supporters, tweeting:

More than 100 cities, towns, and counties in Virginia have declared their support for Second Amendment rights.

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