On Monday, Virginia’s Republican-controlled Senate Courts of Justice panel rejected Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) plan for limiting handgun purchases to one a month and placing new regulations on gun shows. They also expanded the exercise of gun rights by voting “to allow gun owners to obtain a lifetime concealed carry permit.”
On December 15 Breitbart News reported McAuliffe’s gun control proposals not only included limits on how often a gun could be purchased and a closure of the so-called “gun show loophole,” but new limits on the way gun show venders could advertise their products. The controls also would have allowed the state to revoke concealed carry permits for persons who were delinquent on child support.
According to the AP, the senate panel did vote in support of one of McAuliffe’s proposals — the one making “it illegal for those convicted of certain violent crimes from transporting or possessing [a firearm].”
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