Governor Signs Gun Control Bills and Takes “Victory Lap” While Gun Sales Soar

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert Statement on Governor Northam’s Signing of Gun Control Bills

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement:

“To take a victory lap on such a controversial issue at a time when Virginians are buying firearms at a record pace to protect themselves and their families is counterintuitive.

“To do so at a time when we need all Virginians unified in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic is counterproductive. It was clear from the moment these bills were introduced that they would impact law-abiding gun owners far more than criminals.  It’s an unfortunate last chapter in the story of Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to reshape Virginia.”