Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) are proposing federal gun control legislation similar to restrictions implemented in Virginia last year.
According to an InsideNova report, the legislation is called the Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act. It expands background checks and the red flag law.
13 News Now reported that the Act also includes a one-handgun-a-month purchase limit.
In a joint statement released by Kaine and Warner, they said, “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 for a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than ten rounds. The ban would include a buyback plan in which the federal government purchases all magazines that hold more than 10 rounds from private owners.
According to figures from National Shooting Sports Foundation, there are “approximately 71.2 million pistol magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, and 79.2 million rifle magazines capable of holding 30 or more rounds in circulation.”
Menendez, along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and other Democrats, is also pushing a ban on the possession of firearm suppressors.