WTVR: Advocates urge Virginia governor to sign gun bills: ‘Do not veto our safety’

RICHMOND, Va. — More than 100 people, many holding picket signs and pictures at the Virginia State Capitol on Saturday, urged Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin to sign what they called “gun safety” legislation.

Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor told the crowd that universal background checks should be “logical and so easy” for lawmakers to approve.

“Making sure someone with a violent history, ensuring that someone doesn’t have a nefarious or dangerous reason for why they want a gun,” Taylor said. “Why is that such a hard concept for our Republican legislatures to understand. It doesn’t make sense and it makes much more sense to stop gun violence before it happens than comfort grieving relatives and leaving me and my office to punish the perpetrator.”

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