Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed five new gun control bills, saying he was “proud to sign them into law.”

The Democrat-controlled General Assembly passed a package of seven measures restricting gun rights during its regular session. Included among them were bills limiting handgun purchases to one per month, background checks for all firearms sales, and an “extreme risk protective order.”

Northam made technical amendments to two other gun bills, all of which he said, “will save lives.”

The bills become effective July 1. But gun-rights supporters promised Northam would not have the last word.

In a legislative update, the Virginia Citizens Defense League said it is “polishing up lawsuits on some of these new laws and the lawsuits will be filed soon.”

 The group, which organized a massive and peaceful rally protesting the gun bills in January, urged its members to focus on the state’s 2021 legislative elections when all 100 members of the House of Delegates will be on the ballot.

 “[T]he bad gun-bills passed this year and next can be repealed in the future,” the group said.

“We cannot, and will not, hide in a corner while the forces of tyranny try to strip us, and future generations, of our liberty.”

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