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.
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