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RICHMOND — A perennial effort in the Virginia General Assembly to close the so-called “gun-show loophole” was shot down in a House of Delegates subcommittee last week.
The bill would have required prospective buyers to undergo an instant criminal background check before buying a firearm from a private seller at a gun show, like the annual Labor Day event in Hillsville.
Such checks are now required only when the gun is being sold by a licensed dealer.
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