Governor McAuliffe Tightens Down On Gun Control

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is pushing for tighter gun control measures, outlawing the open carry of guns in some state-owned buildings.
McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday at the Capitol to set up a task force aimed at bringing about more successful prosecutions of gun crimes. The order also establishes a statewide tip line to report gun crimes, and orders state police to request a trace of every gun involved in a crime in Virginia.
McAuliffe says he expects this order to help the Commonwealth better enforce Virginia laws designed to keep guns away from people who would use them for harm.
The governor was joined by U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Attorney General Mark Herring, and parents of victims killed in gun-related crimes.
McAuliffe has been an outspoken advocate for tighter gun control measures, but many of his efforts have been rejected by Republicans in the General Assembly.

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