Hopefully Virginia is helping to lead the way for America’s future.

Courtesy of The Hill:

Virginia’s House of Delegates passed legislation Tuesday afternoon that would ban the sale of certain semi-automatic firearms, including the popular AR-15-style rifles.

The vote on H.B. 961 was close, with a tally of 51-48, The Wall Street Journal reported. State Democrats currently control 55 seats in the chamber.

Despite having the support of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), the passage of the bill in the state’s Senate isn’t guaranteed, as Democrats have only a two-seat majority in the 40-seat Senate.

The bill isn’t all that revolutionary; seven states, including California and New York, already have laws in place banning assault-style weapons. If the bill passes the Senate and is signed into law, then Virginia would become the eighth state with such a law.

Virginia is, pardon the pun, killing it when it comes to passing gun control legislation.

And this is just one more bill that, if signed into law, that will help to protect their citizens from gun violence. 

It is great news that there will soon be eight states in America where it is very unlikely that you will be mowed donw in a classroom with a military style rifle. 

But that still leaves 42 states where that is still a thing to fear. 

That needs to change.