Northam says hopes voters remember what happened at special session

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Governor Ralph Northam was in town Thursday for an announcement about a Charlottesville-based solar energy company installing solar panels at three state facilities.

But he also had a few things to say about the aborted Tuesday special session he called for, dealing with what he called "commonsense gun legislation" after the Virginia Beach massacre.

The GOP majority in both chambers adjourned until Nov. 18 and tabled all of his proposals until after election day.

Northam said the election day message for Democrats is simple.

"It means we have to listen to Virginians and again these are commonsense pieces of legislation. Allowing localities like Charlottesville to determine whether they want guns in their municipalities. Most Virginians agree with those and I hope that they express their viewpoint on Nov. 5," Northam said.

His visit was to announce that Sun Tribe Solar completed installing solar energy systems on three state facilities, including the Department of Forestry headquarters in Charlottesville.

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