Politics

Virginia House Passes Repeal of 1-Gun-Per-Month Law

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A law that limits Virginians to one gun purchase per month is one step closer to being repealed. On Wednesday the Virginia House voted 66-32 to toss out the 18-year-old law.

A similar Senate bill passed a voice vote -- a formal vote was delayed until Thursday.

The vote in the House was along party lines; just two Democrats went along with the Republican majority. Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell vowed to sign the bill.

The law was passed nearly two decades ago in an attempt to stop the flow of illegal guns from Virginia to the Northeast. New York City, for example, has long said that most of the illegal guns on its streets come from Virginia.

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