Virginia House passes repeal of 18-year-old one-gun-a-month bill, Senate prepares to follow suit.

Image: AP Photo/Steve Helber A law Virginia passed a generation…

Image: AP Photo/Steve Helber

A law Virginia passed a generation ago to end the states’ reputation as a haven for gun runners is on the verge of being repealed.

On a largely party-line vote, the House passed Wednesday with a 66-32 vote the measure to end the law that limits handgun purchases to one a month.

They were among several pro-gun bills winding their way through a gun-friendly General Assembly under total Republican dominance this year for the first time since 2001.

One bill that advanced easily to a final Senate passage as early as Thursday would eliminate the right of local governments to require that applicants for concealed handgun permits submit fingerprints. Another restricts the questions that may be asked of firearm purchasers.

Source: Associated Press via Washington Post.

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