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12 years after the Virginia Tech massacre, another mass shooting has pushed the Old Dominion in the direction of gun control.
Why it matters: Gun control legislation failed by a slim margin earlier this year in the Virginia legislature. Now Democrats are advancing specific legislation that would have made it harder to carry out attacks like the Virginia Beach shooting.
Flashback: "After the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, in which a student with a history of mental problems shot 32 people to death, the state passed a law prohibiting people adjudicated as seriously mentally ill from buying a gun." [AP]
Be smart: "Either a handful of Republicans in both houses eat their earlier opposition to gun control measures and help pass some appropriate post-VA Beach legislation OR Democrats will use their recalcitrance to batter the GOP at the polls in November," UVA's Larry Sabato emails.
People hold candles during a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Both houses of New York's legislature are set to vote on a bill today that could make the state the first to ban the declawing of cats, per the AP.
The big picture: "Declawing a cat is already illegal in much of Europe as well as in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver."