Democrat Senators Introduce One-Handgun-a-Month Purchase Limit
by AWR Hawkins
Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) are pushing federal gun control proposals that mirror restrictions adopted in the state of Virginia in 2020.
InsideNova reports the legislation is called the Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act. It includes an expansion of background checks and a red flag law.
13 News Now notes the Act also include a one-handgun-a-month purchase limit.
Kaine and Warner released a joint statement on their gun control push, saying, “Virginia knows all too well the heartbreaking consequences of gun violence. We’ve seen it in the tragedies of Virginia Tech and Virginia Beach and the countless drive-by shootings, domestic violence, and suicides by firearm across the country. We’re proud of the Commonwealth for leading the way to advance gun reform; now it’s time for Congress to save lives.”
The Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act comes at the same time Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is pushing a ban on ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds. The ban includes a buyback plan whereby the federal government would purchase all magazines with greater than ten-round capacity which are currently in private hands.