Terry McAuliffe: ‘I Banned All Handguns, No Open Carry ... This Is Common Sense’

‘All we are trying to do is say issues with mental illness, domestic abuse, there are individuals who should not own firearms — this is common sense’

McAULIFFE: "I think we're there. 85% of Americans according to the Pew research say we should have background checks. I'm a gun owner. I own three guns. I took my two boys hunting last weekend. I went through background checks. All we are trying to do is say issues with mental illness, domestic abuse, there are individuals who should not own firearms. This is common sense. That's why I did an executive order. I just banned all hand guns, no open carry in any of our state office buildings. We have 60,000 Virginia state workers who go to our state office buildings every day. They need a safe environment. I took action. Individuals in Virginia today, if you have a protective order against you, you cannot purchase a firearm. But guess what? You can still own one. I'm going to work with our attorney general to work with our prosecutors and judges to say no. If you've got a protective order, you can't buy one. But guess what, if you've got one, you need to hand it in. This is common sense. This is why elections matter."

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