Virginia Set to Drop Handgun Limit

    An assortment of Colt and Glock semi-automatic handguns are on display at the Nations Gunshow on November 21, 2009 in Chantilly, Virginia. Vendors and collectors of current and vintage arms and accessories have gathered to buy sell and trade during the three day event. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Handgun buyers in Virginia may soon be able to purchase more than one gun a month in the state under a new law that would lift the 19-year-old limit on purchases. The Republican-controlled state Senate is expected to do away with the limit in a final vote on Friday, The Washington Post reports. Just this week, the House passed a bill allowing government employees to store guns and ammo in their cars at the workplace, including at child-care centers and public parks. However, a Senate committee has killed two other gun-rights proposals that would have prevented colleges from banning firearms on campus—a particularly outrageous proposal given the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech—though a House committee is still considering whether to allow faculty members to carry guns on campus.

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