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SCARY Virginia Set to Drop Handgun Limit Karen Belier, AFP / Getty Images

Virginia Set to Drop Handgun Limit

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.

February 3, 2012 12:54 PM