"None of us are fooled," he said. "This is going to a take a multi-year effort."
After inmate's death, lawmakers pledge mental health reform →
Delegate Patrick Hope, who organized the petition drive, said he will submit legislation in the 2016 General Assembly to require universal background checks for gun purchasers — a proposal that has been rejected in previous sessions.
Virginia Democrats unveil petition on gun limits after WDBJ-TV journalists fatally shot on air →