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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference Friday, May 31, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Va., about the shootings at a municipal building. A longtime city employee opened fire at municipal building, killing several people and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him, authorities said. (Kaitlin McKeown/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to call special session on guns

- Associated Press

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Friday's mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

Community members hold hands and pray around the 12 crosses at the memorial located by Building 11 of the Municipal Center, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Va. Twelve crosses were placed at the memorial to honor the 12 victims of the mass shooting that took place at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center days earlier. (Sarah Holm/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job

- Associated Press

The gunman who attacked his colleagues at a Virginia Beach government office building resigned by email hours before the shooting, a city official said Sunday as authorities sought a motive in the assault that killed 12 people.

The last-minute move late Sunday sets up a political test rarely seen in Texas for Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who must decide whether to veto the spending or to ignore NRA opposition and approve the program. (Associated Press)

Texas lawmakers defy NRA, approve gun safety campaign

- Associated Press

Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage.

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump to nominate national FOP President Canterbury to lead ATF

- The Washington Times

President Trump on Friday announced his intention to nominate Kenneth "Chuck" Canterbury Jr., president of the National Fraternal Order of Police and an opponent of disclosing "trace" data on firearms, to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, Emanuel Kidega Samson, center, enters the courtroom for a hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Prosecutors have said they're seeking life without parole for 27-year-old Samson, accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding several people at a Nashville church. His trial is slated to begin Monday, May 20. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Suspect intended to kill at least 10 white churchgoers, prosecutor says

- The Washington Times

A prosecutor said Monday that Emanuel Kidega Samson, a black man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church, aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers and cited a 2015 massacre at a black church in South Carolina.

Meeting rooms and a poster of the committee against the EU gun laws and policies, prior to the committee's meeting in Burgdorf, Switzerland, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Swiss voters clearly accepted EU's stricter gun control at the national ballot. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)

Swiss voters approve stricter gun laws

- Associated Press

Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners, Swiss media reported, citing official results.