Saturday, January 24, 2004

House of Delegates committee stops two anti-gun bills

In the never-ending fuss over the details of gun control in Virginia, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee derailed two proposals, one dealing with firearms in the possession of persons involved in domestic violence and the other one allowing schools to prohibit guns from school grounds, as reported here ("Delegates committee kills pair of gun bills," 1/24/2004) in the Daily Press.

The article notes that federal law already prohibits persons who have been convicted of domestic violence from possessing firearms.

On the local option issue for schools and hunting rifles, advocates of the law wanted to give school boards the discretion to decide whether hunting weapons should be prohibited on school property.

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