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Va. Senate Committee Defeats Gun Control Proposals

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- A series of gun control measures has been defeated by a Republican-controlled Virginia Senate committee.

The Senate Courts of Justice panel voted Monday against bills aimed at beefing up Virginia's gun control laws. The proposals include limiting handgun purchases to one a month and closing the so-called "gun show loophole" that allows sales by private sellers without a criminal background check.

Not all gun control measures failed. The committee voted in favor of a bill that would make it illegal for those convicted of certain violent crimes from transporting or possessing. The measure had broad support from many of the state's law enforcement groups.

The panel also voted to allow gun owners to obtain a lifetime concealed carry permit.

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