CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -  A political analyst in Charlottesville calls educated voters the best non-lethal weapon against mass shootings.

Larry Sabato at the University of Virginia Center for Politics says most people do agree on at least one move: universal background checks.

But he says the reason bills failed during last month's special session is partisanship and mixed government.

In general, conservatives in favor of the Second Amendment support Republicans and gun control activists support Democrats.

"If the Democrats take over the legislature in November then I think you will have a great deal of gun control legislation passed and the governor will almost certainly sign it. Then it will be up to the court to make sure they are paying attention to prior Supreme Court decisions about the Second Amendment,” Sabato stated.

All of Virginia’s House and Senate seats are up for reelection in November.