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Va Senate Panel Again Kills Gun Show Loophole Bill

By: AP
By: AP

February 4, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Senate committee has again killed legislation to close the so-called "gun show loophole."

The Courts of Justice Committee voted 11-3 to reject the measure Monday.

Under current law, only licensed dealers are required to obtain background checks on buyers at gun shows. Proposals to extend that requirement to private sellers have been rejected several years in a row in the General Assembly. The Senate courts committee rejected such a bill last month, but Democratic Sen. John Edwards introduced a new bill last week.

This one would have required the Virginia State Police to be available at gun shows to conduct the checks if a private seller wants one. The attempted compromise made neither gun-rights supporters nor the committee's gun-control advocates happy.

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