Virginia governor’s gun by grabbing proposal, millions of residents could affect

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The plan to ban the sale and possession of certain types of firearms proposed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (d) could affect millions of gun owners, a industry group said on Friday.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the said weapons manufacturer and dealer, the vague description of the legislation published by Northam on Jan. 4 would be for most of the firearms that are currently on sale in the community.

“The legislative proposals being discussed, would choose most of the firearms out of the reach of the law-abiding Virginians, the shot hunting weapons of their choice to protect themselves, and to practice recreational target shooting,” said Lawrence G. Keane, the group general counsel. “That could potentially impact on the availability of tens of millions of firearms.”

While short on details, Northam notice a part of the proposed gun-control package to ban the “sale, purchase, possession and transportation” undefined “assault firearms,” including “any weapon that is equipped with a magazine with more than 10 rounds of ammunition said.” Since the vast majority of semi-automatic handguns and rifles sold in the state standard with magazines of 10 or more rounds can hold, it appears the proposed ban on most firearms would be on sale in Virginia. In addition, the display of the ban does not allow any stock to mention protection to what would be appreciated NSSF millions of Virginians who already own such weapons to keep the law.

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