Va. Senate panel defeats gun control measures

Posted: January 28, 2015 by gamegetterII in anti-gun asshattery
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If you’re an opponent of gun control, Monday’s Senate Courts of Justice Committee hearing made your day.

A host of proposed curbs on guns, including bills that would have required background checks for private firearms purchases and restored the law restricting handgun purchases to one a month, effectively died Monday when they were rejected by the committee.

The panel also defeated bills that would have made it a crime to knowingly allow a 4-year-old to handle a gun, and prohibited gun possession by convicted stalkers and by people who are delinquent in child support payments.

The same committee, however, advanced bills that would create a lifetime concealed handgun permit and allow permit carriers to bring their weapons onto school property when there are no school events in progress.

The results on most of the bills were not surprising in the Republican-controlled committee. The panel includes Sen. John S. Edwards, D-Roanoke, who generally sides with the GOP and gun advocates against further limits on firearms.

The results did not please Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who began the session pushing an ambitious gun control agenda that included universal background checks and further restrictions on purchases and possession.

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