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Friday, February 3, 2012

Washington Post: Virginia Expected to Lift One-Per-Month Law Limiting Handgun Purchases

An air of inevitability seems to be setting in among those who oppose repealing Virginia's handgun rationing law.  Evidence this article in today's Washington Post.
This time around, with more conservative Republicans in the Senate, the bill made it out of committee. The full Senate passed it in a preliminary vote Thursday, one day after the House passed its own version of the measure. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) has indicated that he will sign the legislation.
This is not to say that opponents of repealing the law are going away quietly.  They continue to dredge up the fear mongering we heard almost 20 years ago when the law was passed and signed into law.
Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax), who opposed the legislation, predicted that illegal gun-running will once again thrive in the commonwealth.

“We’re going to become the gun distribution center of the East Coast, just like we were before,” he said.
The gun ban lobby tells us it is thriving now, which is why they say we need to close the so-called "gun show loophole."

Some 40 bills related to firearms have been introduced this year, the vast majority advancing the rights of law abiding gun owners.  Most of these will pass and be signed into law.  It will be a good year for gun owners in the Commonwealth.

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