Lawmakers were summoned to consider a package of eight gun-control measures put forward by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who called for "votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers" in response to the Virginia Beach massacre.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Friday's mass shooting in Virginia Beach.
The mother of eighth-grader says Pam Northam singled out African-American students when passing out cotton and discussing the horrors of slavery during a tour of the governor's mansion. Northam's office said the first lady did not single anyone out.