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Canvassing for votes in Virginia Beach, Democrat Missy Cotter Smasal meets voter Mildred Manger. "It's just stupid that everybody has to have a gun," Manger says. "I mean, give me a break!" Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Gun Control Is Front And Center In Virginia Races

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Police tape frames a sign at one of the entrances to the municipal government complex where a dozen people were shot to death earlier this year in Virginia Beach, Va. Jonathan Drake/Reuters hide caption

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks at a news conference Saturday about the mass shooting in Virginia Beach the day before. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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