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7 years 24 weeks ago, 5:49 PM

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Va. Commission Splits on 'Gun Show Loophole'

Associated Press
Tuesday, January 13, 2009; 3:09 PM

Tuesday's 6-6 tie vote means any legislation filed to close the loophole -- where private sellers at gun shows are not required to perform background checks on buyers -- will not get the commission's seal of approval.

The vote came after much political maneuvering.

Commission Chairman David Albo held off the vote until Republican Del. Jerry Kilgore showed up at the meeting, more than an hour after it started. The tie vote was cast by Del. Ward Armstrong, a Democrat from a southwest Virginia district that favors guns. Republican leaders appointed Armstrong to the commission days ago to replace former Del. Brian Moran, a Democrat in favor of closing the loophole who resigned to run for governor.

7 years 24 weeks ago, 6:01 PM

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I'm glad to here it.

What I take away from this is that the polititians still don't care though. They, to the man are in it for themselves. One go shows up an hour late and another drops out so he can run for Gov. I would like to hear more on what the members of the voting committe felt about this. Were they there to just try and win votes or was this something that they truely believed in. This is good for the people of Virginia though.

"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." Kevin Spacey: (The Usual Suspects)
7 years 23 weeks ago, 6:09 PM

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SamD

Are you talking about the the gunshow in bristol VA. I have been hearing some shit went down and 6 or 7 were arrested for carrying loaded weapons out in public. and also last time i was there someone tried selling me illeagl weapons.

7 years 23 weeks ago, 6:57 PM

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No Snake

it is about the State of Virginia.

7 years 23 weeks ago, 7:05 PM

Anonymous

Ok samd

forget i said anything.

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