gun control

Surgeon's decree: Gun control a public health issue
Published on Jan 24th, 2013
205 comments By Sara K. Rasmussen Last month, our country endured an unspeakable horror when elementary school students in Newtown, Connecticut, became the victims of one of the most heinous gun rampages that our...
The week in review
Published on Feb 8th, 2012
1 comments Best break for gun-runners: Virginia's Senate passes a bill February 6 lifting the one-handgun-a-month law put into place in 1993 by Governor Doug Wilder to curb gun trafficking, the Washington Post...
Bloody Sunday? Repeal of hunting ban thrills-- and chills
Published on Jan 31st, 2012
55 comments When Karen Wood was shot to death in her own backyard in 1988 while wearing white mittens, some suggested the Maine woman's death was her own fault. After all, those mittens might resemble a deer's...
After all: Wilder's one-handgun-a-month ban may survive
Published on Mar 1st, 2010
61 comments It was part of L. Douglas Wilder's campaign platform, but two weeks ago it appeared that the former governor's 17-year-old ban on buying more than one handgun a month seemed headed for repeal. Wilder...
Carmen's law: Cat shooting prompts new gun measure
Published on Sep 7th, 2006
0 comments She was one family's pet, but the death of Carmen the cat may soon have an impact on every resident of Albemarle County. On Wednesday September 6, a day after Hook press time, County attorney Larry...
Claws and effect: Cat killing shocks Bentivar
Published on May 18th, 2006
5 comments Her name was Carmen, but the family called her a "ragdoll" because she'd put up with anything. A big black cat, Carmen patiently allowed children to roughhouse with her, served as a frequent guest...
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