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Virginia Votes To Repeal Restricted Gun Buying Law

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Twenty years ago, Virginia had a not-so-flattering reputation as a haven for illegal gun runners. Traffickers would buy batches of guns legally in the state, and sell them on the black market. With the Virginia guns turning up at crime scenes up and down the Eastern seaboard, the state legislature decided it was time to act — a law was passed to limit gun purchases to one a month. But gun rights activists have fought to overturn it, and on Monday, the Virginia Senate approved legislation to repeal it. Bill Sizemore, reporter for The Virginian-Pilot, has been following this effort in the state legislature, and talks with Robert Siegel about what propelled it this time around.
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