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Virginia repeals one-a-month limit on handgun purchases

PORTSMOUTH, Virginia (Reuters) – Virginia repealed a one-per-month limit on handgun purchases on Tuesday, less than five years after a mentally-deranged student used handguns to massacre 32 people at Virginia Tech University in the worst single act of gun violence in U.S. history. Governor Bob McDonnell, who is high on…

Virginia approves toned-down abortion ultrasound bill

Lawmakers in Virginia approved Wednesday a watered-down version of a highly contested bill requiring women in the eastern US state to undergo an ultrasound prior to an abortion. By a 65-32 vote, the Republican-dominated House of Delegates gave its green light to 11th hour revisions proposed by Governor Bob McDonnell…

VA gov backs off support for ultrasound bill

Supporters of the Virginia ultrasound bill may have lost a key ally Tuesday evening when Governor Bob McDonnell (R) withdrew his unconditional support for the controversial legislation, according to The Washington Post. The decision came after McDonnell’s staff held a meeting with delegates and found the ultrasounds being more invasive…

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