Virginia Aims to Kill Gun-a-Month Purchase Cap

State Senate expected to do away with 19-year-old limit today
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2012 2:50 AM CST
Updated Feb 3, 2012 3:31 AM CST
Lock 'n Load: Va. Aims to Kill Gun-a-Month Cap
Virginia is for gun lovers.   (?Elliott P)

(Newser) – Today's big gun story comes not from Arizona, but Virginia: The Virginia Senate aims today to shoot down a 19-year-old cap limiting residents to buying just one gun a month. Earlier this week, the Senate also passed a bill prohibiting towns from requiring fingerprints from people seeking permits to carry concealed weapons. The gun bills are two of a flood of changes expected to come down the Virginia pike now that the GOP controls the state Senate, House, and governor's mansion for only the second time since the Civil War.

story continues below

Today's pistol-packing bill infuriates the gun-control activist mom of a student injured in the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech that killed 32. "Obviously, it says something about the Republicans that they pander to special interest groups instead of law enforcement and the citizens of Virginia,” Lori Haas told the Washington Post. More than 40 gun bills will come before the General Assembly this session, most of them aimed at expanding gun rights. (Read more National Rifle Association stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.