Virginia Beach Councilman Calls for Further Gun Restrictions Throughout State

Family members gather outside the Princess Anne Middle School in Virginia Beach, Va, on Friday, May 31, 2019. A longtime city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 11 people before police shot and killed him, authorities said. Six other people were wounded in …
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Virginia Beach city councilman Guy King Tower responded to Friday’s shooting by suggesting further restrictions need to be placed on licensing guns.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo talked of the wide variety of places law-abiding citizens can carry guns for self-defense in Virginia. He asked Tower if there is any proof that having “more weapons” accessible in more places equals greater safety.

Tower responded, “I am not a student of the data there, so I wouldn’t speculate about that.”

After admitting he does not know whether expanded carry opportunities make people safer, Tower called for placing further restrictions on licenses for guns: “I certainly have a strong gut feeling that we need to further restrict at least the licensing of guns in this state.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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