Mentally ill people who’ve been deemed a danger to themselves and involuntarily committed will no longer be able to legally buy guns in Virginia. Gov. Timothy Kaine issued the executive order in response to the massacre at Virginia Tech.


Virginia governor Timothy M Kaine has tightened the state’s gun laws in response to the killing of 32 people at Virginia Tech earlier this month.

Mr Kaine issued an executive order banning people found to be dangerous and ordered to have involuntary mental health treatment from purchasing guns.

The gunman, Cho Seung-hui, was able to buy weapons despite having a history of mental illness.

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