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Virginia State Senate Committee Kills "Gunshow Loophole" legislation

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  1. RockyTop

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    Senate panel kills gun show loophole bill
    January 23, 2013 - 05:30 pm


    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Senate committee has killed legislation to close Virginia's so-called "gun show loophole."

    The Courts of Justice Committee voted 8-7 to reject the bill Wednesday.

    Last week, the panel endorsed the legislation but then reconsidered after Republican Sen. Bill Stanley of Franklin County had second thoughts. Stanley, who voted for the bill the first time, voted against it Wednesday but said he is committed to working out a compromise with gun-control advocates and opponents before next year's session.

    Under current law, only licensed firearms dealers have to conduct criminal background checks on buyers at gun shows. Attempts to extend that requirement to private sellers have failed several times in recent years.



    Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/0...n-show-loophole-bill-84407.html#ixzz2IqrCMsOB
     
  2. abajaj11

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    Good. There is no "gun show loophole". The same rules apply within a gun show as outside.
    :)
     
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    I'd be concerned more about the federal legislation.
     
  4. tyeo098

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    Lobby day pays off.
    It was a blast too :)
     
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    I didn't go to lobby day. I had to work. I did use the VCDL email tool to make my voice (well email) heard.

    I'm waiting to see what happens tomorrow.
     
  6. tyeo098

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    We had a group of like 10 of us from the Ashburn/Loudoun area. So if you're from there we had you covered.

    Shake hands with everyone, smile, and hope the Sig guys dont notice your CZ.
     
  7. blahpony

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    Leesburg actually. Thanks for the support.
     
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