The March 21 Washington Post editorial "Gun-Power Play in Richmond" is misleading. Virginia is a "Dillon-rule" state, meaning that the local governments can pass laws affecting only certain predefined things. Those things, such as discharging a firearm, are determined by the state. Nothing in Virginia state law allows localities to ban guns in public buildings. Alexandria, determined to have its own way, claimed to find a loophole. The preemption bill in question makes it clear that there are no loopholes.
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