On Thursday Governor Ralph Northam spoke to a multi-faith congregation at St. Paul’s Church in Richmond addressing the need for more restrictions on guns in Virginia. His desired restrictions include a prohibition of guns in churches.
We do not need these weapons on our streets and in our society,
Currently, the code of Virginia does not allow guns or other weapons in church,
§ 18.2-283. Carrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship.
If any person carry any gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger or other dangerous weapon, without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held at such place he shall be guilty of a Class 4misdemeanor.