Youngkin vetos more than two dozen gun laws passed by Demo­c­ra­t­ic-led leg­is­la­ture

Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R‑VA) announced on Tues­day he vetoed 30 bills relat­ing to gun con­trol mea­sures that were passed by the Demo­c­ra­t­ic-con­trolled leg­is­la­ture ear­li­er this year.
Youngkin vetoed a range of gun con­trol bills, includ­ing one mea­sure that would have banned the sale, trans­fer, or pur­chase of an “assault firearm” after July 1, and clas­si­fy­ing the acts mis­de­meanor crimes. The Vir­ginia gov­er­nor expressed con­cern over the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of the mea­sure.
“The Con­sti­tu­tion pre­cludes the Com­mon­wealth from pro­hibit­ing a broad cat­e­go­ry of firearms wide­lyem­braced for law­ful pur­pos­es, such as self-defense. Despite …