In the wake of two mass shootings in Virginia in less than two weeks, Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin said he would propose legislation to bolster mental health resources but said “today’s not the time” to discuss gun restrictions. (Political cartoon by John Cole)
From The Virginia Mercury: “Following the second mass shooting in Virginia in as many weeks that left 7 dead as of midday Wednesday, Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin said his administration plans to propose legislation to the General Assembly this winter to bolster mental health resources. While offering few details to reporters following an annual Thanksgiving ceremony, Youngkin said his agenda would provide more resources, address staffing challenges and recognize that people undergoing a mental health crisis need ‘day-of’ treatment. … Asked whether he was open to legislation restricting access to guns, Youngkin said ‘today’s not the time’ to talk about such issues as investigations are still active.”
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