Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban after white supremacists said it would spark civil war

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons has failed after members of his own party balked at the proposal.Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an...

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban after white supremacists said it would spark civil war

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban after white supremacists said it would spark civil warVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons has failed after members of his own party balked at the proposal.Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun advocates.