Gun laws

Virginia GOP previously blocked bill to ban large-capacity magazine sales

Rich Lindgren places 12 U.S. flags in the ground at a makeshif memorial outside of the crime scene at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center June 01, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
A makeshif memorial outside Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A state bill seeking to ban sales of large-capacity magazines similar to those used by the Virginia Beach gunman was rejected in committee in a GOP party-line vote in January, the Washington Post first reported Saturday.

Details: The move against the bill, SB1748, received little public attention because it was seen as a foregone conclusion, according to the Post.

Cory Booker proposes gun control plan

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Sen. Cory Booker. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced a sweeping 14-part gun control plan last week.

Why it matters: The plan features some of the most progressive measures to combat gun violence proposed by any 2020 candidate. It's Booker's attempt to stand out in an increasingly crowded field, as he leans on his experience as the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, to boost his credibility on the issue of gun violence.