Senator Kaine speaks on anniversary of Virginia Tech Shooting

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Senator Kaine took time to reflect on his time as Governor on the 12th anniversary of the Virginia Tech Shooting

Kaine describes how the tragedy had been a wake-up call for lawmakers to enforce better gun control laws to protect future students, but not all lawmakers are on the same page on the strategy needed to tackle legislation. 

Since April 16, 2007, there have been other mass shootings at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, a country music concert in Las Vegas, and multiple church attacks as well. 

The Senator says state legislators have made progress to ensure their citizens are protected from future tragedies, but also says Congress has not done its best work. 

Senator Kaine hopes the House and Senate will pass gun legislation to strengthen the nation’s background check system. 

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