On July 1, Virginia passed sweeping gun control legislation that Governor Ralph Northam had pushed forward since the Virginia Beach mass shooting in 2019. Now, Arlington County has banned firearms on government owned properties. This includes county government buildings, parks, and at designated special events.
The Arlington County board voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance, despite significant pushback from the public. Dozens of people spoke against the ordinance, giving sound reasons for allowing those with concealed carry permits and other firearms permits to continue carrying a firearm legally. The board was not swayed.
A county release detailed that the . . .
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