Less than two hours after beginning a special session called in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers adjourned Tuesday without taking any action and postponed any movement on gun control until after the November election. The session on gun violence was called by Democratic Governor Ralph Northam.
Sen. Bill Stanley told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he’s resigned as majority whip of the GOP Senate caucus after Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment sponsored legislation to implement a broad ban on government buildings. Norment’s legislation caught both Republicans and gun-control advocates off guard. His GOP colleagues immediately pushed back.