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Virginia Governor Youngkin Vetoes 30 Gun-Related Bills, Stays True to Republican Stance



Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, has vetoed a total of 30 gun-related bills, including measures aimed at restricting the sale of certain semi-automatic firearms.

Youngkin’s actions underscore his consistent alignment with his party’s views on gun rights, clarifying any previous ambiguity that may have left critics and supporters uncertain.

In addition to the vetoes, Governor Youngkin proposed amendments to six bills and signed four others with broad bipartisan support. These measures focus on preventing the conversion of firearms into automatic weapons and implementing safeguards to keep firearms out of the hands of at-risk juveniles.

Emphasizing his commitment to both constitutional rights and public safety, Governor Youngkin reiterated his oath to protect the right to bear arms while acknowledging concerns surrounding gun misuse.

Throughout his tenure, Governor Youngkin has adopted a cautious approach, particularly influenced by the legislative split in Virginia. Historically, this divide has hindered the passage of significant gun legislation, ultimately shaping the governor’s decision-making process.

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