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Virginia judge rejects effort to block handgun-a-month law

Circuit Court Judge Timothy K. Sanner said pro-gun lobbyists would not succeed in their argument to the court that the law is unconstitutional.
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RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia judge has rejected a challenge to the state's one-handgun-a-month law scheduled to go into effect on July 1. 

Attorney General Mark Herring's office released a statement on Thursday which announced the decision by Goochland Circuit Court Judge Timothy K. Sanner, who said pro-gun lobbyists would not succeed in their argument to the court that the law is unconstitutional.

In the statement announcing the ruling, Herring said Virginia had a one-handgun-a-month law for nearly 20 years, and it was successful in keeping firearms out of communities and away from dangerous individuals.

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