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VA Senate Votes to Repeal One-Gun-A-Month Law

Similar bill passed House last week as many want a 1993 rule overturned.

The Virginia Senate on Monday passed a bill that repeals a nearly 20-year-old law limiting handgun purchases to one a month. The vote on the bill sponsored by Sen. Bill Carrico's bill was 21-19.

Proponents of Carrico's bill said the law was no longer necessary becuase Federal guidlines are now more stringent than the rule, passed under Democratic Governor L. Douglas Wilder. Opponents said they did not see any reason to repeal it if the law was working.

To read more on this topic, check out this Washington Post story.

 

Richard Holmquist February 08, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Uzis-R-Uz. Open 24/7. Hop in your car.
Uncle Smartypants February 08, 2012 at 07:26 PM
But can I get my AK-47 in DSR-approved Russet Brown or Muave?
Richard Holmquist February 08, 2012 at 07:36 PM
AK-47? I know you're a liberal pansie, but a commie too?
Uncle Smartypants February 08, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Choosing the correct firearm(s) for Aunt Smartpanties and myself is never a question of ideology, just personal preference.
Jennifer February 09, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Some people collect guns for their historical value. Usually, such guns have stamps on them that can indicate what country they came from, what war they were in, etc. Anyway, to some people this is interesting stuff. In this case, it's not uncommon to find more than one gun in a month someone would want to add to their collection, so this law can be an annoyance. The one gun a month rule can be bypassed by getting a concealed carry permit, but you have to take a class and it takes a while to actually get the permit.

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