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Va. lawmaker brings AK-47 to House floor

WASHINGTON – The gun control debate caused a wild scene Thursday in Virginia’s House of Delegates.

The Washington Examiner reports Delegate Joe Morrissey (D-Henrico) took out an AK-47 on the House floor and pleaded his case for tougher laws.

House Republicans were not amused, and one urged him to take his finger off the trigger.

A House subcommittee effectively killed a bill from Morrissey, the Examiner says, which would have banned assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

The same subcommittee also rejected universal background checks.

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