By Micah Rate
A bill that would allow Virginians to go to church armed with more than just the Word of God passed in the Virginia State Senate Friday, in a 21 to 19 vote. Every Republican senator voted to repeal a Virginia law that makes carrying a weapon into a “place of worship” a misdemeanor.
From The Washington Post:
The bill repeals a law thought to date to Colonial times that makes it a misdemeanor to “carry any gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger or other dangerous weapon without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship” during religious services.
The Senate passed the measure 21 to 19, with every Republican in favor and every Democrat opposed. It now heads to the House, where similar measures died in committee last year.
The Post adds that, according to a statement from Gov. Ralph Northam’s spokesperson, the governor opposes the legislation. In recent weeks, Northam has proposed a slew of gun control proposals, from an “assault weapon” ban to extreme risk protection orders to banning firearms that hold magazines that can hold ten or more rounds.
Despite Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam pushing a gun control agenda, Virginia Republicans in the Senate and the House of …Read the Rest
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