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Virginia State Crime Commission gun violence report offers no recommendations

Months after Republicans voted to end a Special Session on gun laws in favor of this study, the study says only the General Assembly can make changes.

RICHMOND, Va. — A Republican-led legislative commission in Virginia tasked with offering solutions for curbing gun violence says it has no recommendations to make.

The Virginia State Crime Commission issued a short report Tuesday saying that staff found "inconclusive evidence" was available to develop recommendations.

Republicans tasked the commission earlier this year to come up with ideas on how to improve public safety after a mass shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal building. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam had instead wanted lawmakers to vote on gun-control measures during a special session.

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Democrats ran aggressively on gun control in legislative elections and won majorities in both the state House and Senate last week.

Northam said he expects lawmakers to pass several gun-control bills next year.

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