While he is a bit of a disappointment to some “progressives”, he shouyld be warmly received by the antigunners.
“… Mr. Kaine, a gun owner himself, is a consistent supporter of gun control measures and has backed broad background checks and restrictions on the sale of combat-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. The 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech inspired Mr. Kaine, then the governor, to close loopholes in Virginia law that allowed some people to buy guns despite failing background checks. In the Senate, he supported the Manchin-Toomey bill, which would have expanded background checks to cover gun shows and weapons sold over the internet. He also backed banning gun sales to terrorism suspects on the government’s “no-fly” list …”
And here is a longer story from CNN, “Clinton’s new VP pick could be point man on guns.”
Here’s Kaine at 0:45 during last months phony filibuster in Congress: