RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Republican-controlled Senate panel has defeated several pieces of legislation backed by Democrats promoting gun control.
The Senate Courts of Justice Committee made quick work of a slew of gun-related bills at a hearing Wednesday.
Among the bills that failed was legislation that would require background checks on all gun buyers at gun shows, something that's been a top priority for Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
The panel passed a GOP-backed bill that would allow Virginians to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.