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Tue Feb 14, 2012, 07:16 PM

Reuters: Virginia set to remove limit on monthly gun purchases

This is certainly a hearty "Fuck You" to Michael Bloomberg

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/13/us-guns-virginia-idUSTRE81C1Y320120213

Virginia set to remove limit on monthly gun purchases

By Matthew A. Ward

PORTSMOUTH, Va | Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:38pm EST

(Reuters) - Virginia is set to remove a limit of one handgun purchase per month that has been on the books for 19 years, one of a host of pro-gun measures moving through the legislature.

The state Senate voted 21-19 to amend Virginia law to eliminate the prohibition that was enacted in 1993 in an effort to curb gun-smuggling operations.

The vote confirmed a version of the measure passed by the House of Delegates in a 66-32 vote earlier this month, and now sends it to Republican Governor Bob McDonnell's desk.

Governor spokesman Jeff Caldwell told Reuters that McDonnell plans to sign the bill into law...


and the backlash continues...

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Reply Reuters: Virginia set to remove limit on monthly gun purchases (Original post)
friendly_iconoclast Feb 2012 OP
valerief Feb 2012 #1
rfranklin Feb 2012 #2
valerief Feb 2012 #4
gejohnston Feb 2012 #7
ileus Feb 2012 #3
Dr_Scholl Feb 2012 #5
Clames Feb 2012 #6
lunasun Feb 2012 #8
gejohnston Feb 2012 #9
Clames Feb 2012 #10
Hoyt Feb 2012 #11
Starboard Tack Feb 2012 #12
gejohnston Feb 2012 #14
ileus Feb 2012 #13

Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 07:22 PM

1. So does this make arms dealers happy or sad?

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 07:26 PM

2. For people who make money smuggling guns into NYC, it's a godsend...

 

Buy all you want and it's a short drive to NYC and big profits!

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 07:46 PM

4. Thanks, that's what I thought. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 09:08 PM

7. the federal

reporting of more than one in five days still stands, not that it really matters. The average age of a crime gun is 11-14 years.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 07:44 PM

3. The law doesn't apply to me anyway...

Anyone with a CHP can but unlimited numbers of handguns already.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 08:03 PM

5. Blood is going to run in the streets!

 

Or whatever doomsday prophecy the antis are throwing around these days whenever they lose.

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Response to Dr_Scholl (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 08:43 PM

6. Seems the popular theme currently...

 

...for them is looking for every shooting or ND making the news and decry law abiding gun owners in a hysterical or sarcastic tone.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 10:16 PM

8. My my with this and the abortion bill pending- this is certainly a busy little backward state

one handgun per month limit
I can wait to hear why this limit was so restrictive it has to go
really I can

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Response to lunasun (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 10:28 PM

9. it is one of the few states that have one

and it simply served no positive purpose. If there is no demonstrable good (compelling state interest), any restriction should go. Gun control groups like MAIG claim that there is an "iron pipeline" but provide no evidence of any such thing. According to the ATF, the typical crime gun is between 11-14 years old, they are not purchased new then trafficked to NY. If you know of any such thing, call the ATF hotline and turn them in.
The federal reporting requirement (more than one handgun a week must be reported to the ATF) is still in place. In all fairness, it affects very few people. I only bought more than one pistol once. The only other person I know of was my brother (actually my mom, since he was only 19. He carried a gun where ever he went and broke up bar fights, but mom had to buy ammo for another two years. Federal law. In Canada, he would be able to buy his own handguns at 18.) when he joined the local PD (my hometown required you to buy your own guns, Wyoming is like that.) when he bought his service revolver and off duty revolver the same day.

Edit to add: some of NYC's crime guns come out of the police armory, Bloomburg needs to clean his own house before bitching about anyplace else.

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Response to lunasun (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 10:30 PM

10. I can't wait to hear...

 

...how this law was an effective deterrent to crime. Seems like a waste of legislation that should have never passed in the first place.

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Response to lunasun (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 01:59 PM

11. Hey, some folks need to caress a new gun every week.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 03:13 PM

12. A gun a day keeps the bad guys at bay!

Ah Virginia, such a progressive place.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 06:29 PM

14. keeping feel good laws

that don't actually address the problem, and shows no demonstrable benefit is not a progressive (or at least liberal value).

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 03:53 PM

13. my latest pistol is too pretty to shoot....I plan

On fixing that problem shortly.....either I'll buy another of the same model or a 220 so I'll have a 45 for home defense and plinking.


Who to hell really thinks someone that traffics firearms (if it really happens in Virginia) fills out 40 4473s a month to lose 100-200 bucks on the resale.

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