Governor Signs Executive Order on Gun Control Measures

Oct 15, 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed an executive order giving local law enforcement more resources to prosecute gun crimes.

It’s part of a push by the governor to do what he can to crack down on gun violence in the state

The order creates a joint task force, focusing on how better to enforce gun laws already on the books in the state…  

“We’re going to come after you and we’re going to prosecute you.”

Flanked by the parents of Alison Parker, the WDBJ television reporter, who along with her co-worker Adam Ward, was murdered at gunpoint in August, McAuliffe announced that with the exception of law enforcement, all firearms would be banned from all state executive offices.

"We should not wait for the next tragedy to occur to identify places where there is no justifiable need to carry a firearm."

McAuliffe has attempted to pass similar measures through the Republican-controlled legislature unsuccessfully…. but upcoming elections could change which party controls the state Senate.