Virginians want more gun control. Their votes for the legislature can make it happen.

By Editorial Board

Oct. 4, 2019 at 4:48 p.m. EDT

VIRGINIANS SHOULD not forget what happened at the state’s special legislative session on gun safety this summer, when Republicans who control both houses forced an adjournment after just 90 minutes and sent everyone home — and the GOP House speaker allowed the National Rifle Association to set up its command post in his conference room. The party’s leaders made sure there was no debate there on even one of the dozens of bills submitted beforehand.

Could there be any more obvious sign that the NRA and gun-toting acolytes from other groups are indistinguishable satellites of Virginia’s Republican Party — and vice versa?