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General Assembly Likely to Review Gun Laws, School Security

House of Delegates speaker says review likely to come on laws restricting gun ownership for the mentally ill.

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William Howell (R-Stafford) told WTOP he expects the 2013 General Assembly to review restrictions on gun ownership for the mentally ill and proposals for increased school security.

He also said Connecticut has stricter gun laws than Virginia.

But "it goes way beyond gun control," Howell said, referring to the killings at Sandy Hook.

The General Assembly meets for 30 days in odd-numbered years, with an option to extend annual sessions for a maximum of 30 days, according to the General Assembly website.  This year's session begins on January 9.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell Reacts to Connecticut School Shootings

Concerned Virginia Taxpayer January 04, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Gun laws and school security are serious issues that will require thought and attention from every legislator. Hopefully, the GA can easily dispatch the no-brainer issue of correcting the governor's mistake in reappointing Ms. Dragas to the UVA Board of Visitors, in a broadly bi-partisan way, so that the members can then fully focus on such matters of grave importance.

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