Virginia Republicans Repeal One Month Waiting Period For Gun Purchases

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) has signed a bill that repeals the state’s one-month waiting period for the purchase of handguns. Gun control activists and relatives of victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting met with Governor McDonnell on Saturday to ask him to veto the bill, which was passed two weeks ago by the Republican-controlled legislature. The new law comes just one day after a high school shooting in Ohio that left three teenagers dead and several more wounded. Earlier this month, Virginia Republicans stripped away an 18-year-old restriction limiting the purchase of guns to one per month over the objections of two thirds of Virginians.