Va. lawmakers say no room now for partisan politics

Posted at 7:32 PM, Dec 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-20 19:32:35-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)--Lawmakers say the public's opinion on the recent shootings in Newtown, Connecticut have spurred them to make changes here in the Commonwealth.

Some legislators, like DelegateJoe Morrissey have come out and said they want a law banning certain assault-like rifles and high-capacity magazines.

Delegate Bob Marshall wants a law which will allow designated teachers and staff to be able to carry a weapon inside a school.

There is a move to have school resource officers inside elementary schools.

Some say partisan politics have no room in the upcoming General Assembly when it comes to how to best protect all Virginian's.

At least one Delegate says he thinks it’s doubtful any proposed bill makes it out of committee and onto the floor of the House or Senate.

Some legislators say it isn't so much about being a Democrat or Republican, but the stance on guns will depend on the area they represent.