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Virginia House Attempts To Weaken Gun Laws

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By Kate Sheehy

One of the most ambitious pro-gun legislative bundles in years faces votes in Virginia's house of delegates today.

Up for consideration: bills to repeal the state's limit of one handgun purchase a month and to allow Virginians to construct so-called super-guns at home.

The one-gun-a-month law was a legislative triumph for Democratic Governor Doug Wilder back in 1993. Then, Virginia was earning a reputation as the armory of the East Coast. Since then, Republicans and some Democrats argue that new technology for background checks makes the bill outdated.

On voice votes or a show of hands, Delegates also advanced measures to keep concealed handgun permit records from the public and to protect people who shoot intruders in their homes from lawsuits.

Today is the constitutional deadline for the House to complete passage of its own bills and for the Senate to do the same with its legislation.

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