Lawmakers Ban Open Carry In Washington State Capitol After Gun Nuts Storm Building

Approximately 200 gun rights activists demonstrated at Washington's state capitol building on Thursday morning to ostensibly protest the passage of I-594. A day after this display, Lt. Governor Brad Owen, a Democrat and President of the Senate, announced that openly carried firearms are now banned from the public viewing area.

Special Election Victory By Democrat Jennifer Wexton Completes GOP Collapse in Virginia

In a battle to determine party control of the VA Senate, Jennifer Wexton (D) coasted to a resounding 53-37 victory over John Whitbeck (R).