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Virginia General Assembly Likely to Review Gun Laws, School Security

House of Delegates Speaker says review likely to come on laws restricting gun ownership for the mentally ill.

House of Delegates Speaker William Howell, R-Stafford, told WTOP Connecticut has stricter gun laws than Virginia.

"It goes way beyond gun control," Howell said, referring to the killings at Sandy Hook.

Howell told WTOP he expects the 2013 General Assembly to review restrictions on gun ownership for the mentally ill and proposals for increased school security.

The General Assembly meets for 30 days in odd-numbered years, with an option to extend annual sessions for a maximum of 30 days, according to the General Assembly website.  This year's session begins on January 9.

Related Stories on Gun Control and School Security:

Letter to the Editor: Striving for What is Reasonable

Letter to the Editor: Gun Legislation

Virginia Educators Rebut Governor's Interest in School Staff Carrying Weapons

NRA Calls for 'Armed Security' Around Schools

(The Washington Post)

Va. Governor Orders School Safety Review

Dick’s Suspends Sale of Modern Rifles

City Schools Release Letter in Response to Newtown Shootings

Sen. Warner: Newtown is 'Game Changer' on Guns

Gov. Bob McDonnell Reacts to Connecticut School Shootings

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