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Virginia Democrats walk back gun control plan after massive backlash from gun owners

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'Gun owners are tired of this'

Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Virginia Democrats have already taken a step back from their planned gun control efforts, walking back part of a key proposal in response to widespread opposition across the state, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Democrats will assume control of the Virginia General Assembly next year, and lawmakers quickly began submitting gun control bills that previously had little-to-no chance of passage. Gun-rights advocates statewide responded by forming "sanctuary" counties in which enforcement of new gun control laws would be de-emphasized or neglected altogether.

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