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Virginia Democrats Call for Expanded Background Checks for Gun Buyers

Posted by jhingarat21 on 7th Sep 2015

Eight days after two journalists were fatally shot during a live broadcast at a Virginia resort, several Democratic legislators produced a petition with nearly 28,000 signatures supporting expanded background checks for gun buyers. The northern Virginia lawmakers unveiled the petition Thursday at a news conference in Arlington. Del. Patrick Hope, who organized the petition drive, said he will submit legislation in the 2016 General Assembly to require universal background c
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Vester Flanagan Bought Gun Legally From Virginia Dealer, Officials Say

Posted by jhingarat21 on 28th Aug 2015

Law enforcement officials say Vester Flanagan used a Glock handgun in Wednesday’s shooting, one of two that he bought last month.The officials say he legally bought two Glock model 19 handguns, one of the world’s most widely sold firearms, from a Virginia dealer that they declined to identify.Though Flanagan said in his letter to ABC News that he “put down a deposit for a gun” on June 19, the background check requirement would not kick in until he actually sought to take
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