NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia Senators Mark Warner (D) and Tim Kaine (D) voted in support of gun control legislation that ultimately failed in the Senate.
Falling short of 60 votes, the legislation that would have created tighter background checks for buyers, a ban on assault weapons and blocked sales of high capacity ammunition was rejected.
The vote came one day following the six year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings.
"I took to the Senate floor to remember the 32 Hokies who lost their lives. The tragedy happened after a dangerous young man illegally purchased weapons due to flaws in the background records check system," Kaine said.
In a news release Wednesday, Warner pledged his support for gun control and campus safety.
"I will continue to fight for passage of this commonsense approach to better coordinate research and resources to help provide a safer campus environment for students," Warner said.
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