BREAKING: Amid Health Crisis, Northam Signs New Gun Control Measures Into Law

Friday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam tweeted:

Starting July 1, Virginia will have background checks on all firearm sales, an Extreme Risk Protective Order, a one-handgun-a-month rule, and other commonsense gun safety measures.

I am proud to sign these new laws. They will save lives, period.

OANN reports despite the current global health crisis, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently signed multiple pieces of gun control legislation into law. On Friday, he signed five bills aimed at expanding background checks, mandatory reporting of stolen firearms and so called ‘red flag’ laws.

Virginia will also limit gun purchases to one a month.

In a statement, the governor claimed the state loses too many citizens to gun violence and voiced his belief these new measures will save lives.

However, the new controversial laws are already raising concerns with residents about their rights as gun owners.

“You know, just the basic right of taking away the due process, taking away people’s basic civil rights,” said gun store manager Jim Wood.

Residents have spent months voicing their fears of measures infringing on their Second Amendment rights. In January alone, more than 20,000 gun rights activists rallied in the state’s capitol of Richmond to protest these measures.

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” stated gun rights activist Cam Edwards.