Lawmakers to introduce gun proposals

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on both sides of the gun debate say they will introduce proposals in the aftermath of the deadly Connecticut elementary school shooting.

Democratic Del. Joseph Morrissey said Wednesday he will introduce a bill to ban the sale of assault-style weapons and large capacity magazines. A federal assault weapons ban expired in 2004, but several states have laws prohibiting them.

Republican Del. Bob Marshall says he is drafting legislation to allow school personnel trained in firearm use to bring guns to school.

Sen. Dave Marsden says he will introduce legislation to penalize gun owners who do not report the theft of their weapon or whose guns are used in a crime if they didn't take steps to prevent it.

Anti-gun measures have traditionally failed in the Virginia General Assembly.

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