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Supreme Court weighs gun rights challenge
Fox Sports
The Supreme Court took up a new gun rights case recently, weighing whether it should be a crime for someone to buy a gun for somebody else, if both people are legally allowed to own one. Justices heard from Bruce James Abramski Jr., a former police officer who got in trouble with the law after he bought a Glock 19 handgun in Virginia — and transferred it to his uncle in Pennsylvania.
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Supreme Court transcript, Abramski v. US
Of arms and the law
Transcript of this morning's oral argument here. It's the case where an LEO who bought a gun for his uncle, and transferred it to him through a second FFL, was charged with making a straw man sale and with lying on the 4473 where it asks if you are the actual recipient of the firearm.
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Legislative Update
VSSA
Gun owners have fared well so far in the two legislative committees that have heard firearm related bills. The House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee has defeated bills that would have banned out of state residents from purchasing long guns, banned standard capacity ammunition magazines, required private sales to undergo background checks and prohibited firearms from legislative buildings.
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Pistol retention in close quarters
KR-15
Listening to Grady Powell break down some of the finer points of close quarters pistol technique is an excellent follow up to the kR-15 brief intro to the topic. He does a super job of showing what will help you win in close quarters confrontations. In about two minutes he delivers a lot of information.
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Area concealed handgun permits jumped in 2013
Northern Virginia Daily
The number of permits for carrying concealed firearms soared in 2013, according to records compiled by the clerks of circuit court in Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties. The increase was concentrated heavily in the first three or four months of the year, around the same time that Congress was hotly debating gun control proposals. The proposals died amid heavy backlash by gun rights activists and reports from gun shops of booming sales to those fearing new firearms restrictions were on the way.
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Sunday hunting bill clears a big hurdle
Free Lance-Star
Could this be the year legislation allowing Sunday hunting on private land makes it to the governor's desk for signature? Delegate C. Todd Gilbert's House Bill 1237 passed out of the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee by a 12–10 vote.
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General Assembly: Little movement predicted on gun laws
Daily Press
Advocates on both sides of the gun debate said they don't expect significant changes this year in Virginia's gun laws, but they rallied anyway recently to make sure state leaders know they're in this for the long haul. Gun-rights activists took the morning shift, with several hundred gathering on the Capitol grounds before heading inside to lobby state legislators. Gun-control advocates gathered on the same spot several hours later in a slightly smaller but much younger and more diverse group.
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Virginia House subcommittee votes down gun control bills
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Several bills proposed during the 2013 session of the General Assembly that would have required background checks for the private sale or transactions of firearms in Virginia, including those at gun shows, were defeated.

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Legislators: Bills would limit gun access for sex offenders, mentally ill
WTVR-TV
Several legislators including, Sen. Donald McEachin, introduced bills they hope will prevent gun violence by keeping firearms out of the hands of dangerous individuals.

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Bill to increase penalties for celebratory gunfire advances
Fredricksburg Free Lance-Star
Think twice before you decide to celebrate New Year's or the Fourth of July by shooting off your gun. If that bullet kills another person, it could be the equivalent of manslaughter.

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Arrest rate up at Virginia gun shows; sale denials down
The Roanoke Times
The percentage of people arrested after being denied permission to buy firearms at Virginia gun shows has increased over the last two years. Virginia State Police began tracking gun show transactions in 2011. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported recently that 10.6 percent of the people who were denied permission to buy guns that year were charged with an offense related to being someone legally prohibited from possessing a firearm. That increased to 12.4 percent in 2012 and to 27 percent last year.
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Virginia House subcommittee votes down gun control bills
Daily Press
Several bills proposed during the 2013 session of the General Assembly that would have required background checks for the private sale or transactions of firearms in Virginia, including those at gun shows, were defeated. Existing law requires only federally licensed dealers to conduct background checks. In the current session, additional measures that would have tightened the state's gun laws were defeated in a House Militia, Police and Public Safety subcommittee recently.
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Judge sentences Virginia gun-rights advocate, Adam Kokesh, to probation
The Washington Post
A D.C. Superior Court judge recently placed Adam Kokesh, the Fairfax County gun-rights advocate, on two years of probation in connection with an Independence Day incident in which he videotaped himself loading a shotgun in Freedom Plaza, near the White House. Kokesh, 31, spent nearly four months in D.C. jail after his arrest, but was released in November after he pleaded guilty to carrying a rifle or shotgun, possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. In a separate case, Kokesh pleaded guilty to marijuana possession.
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VSSA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Keep the information flowing! Go to www.myvssa.org and join or renew your VSSA membership. VSSA is the NRA state affiliate, since 1938. Please encourage your gun owning friends and family to join!

David adams
Legislative Director
Virginia Shooting Sports Association

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