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United States

8 January 2008

Hampton Roads Daily Press (Virginia) / AP

RICHMOND, Virginia — An emotional Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Tuesday proposed mandated background checks for everyone who attempts to purchase firearms at gun shows — legislation he called critical to helping prevent future tragedies like the shootings at Virginia Tech. Many families of those killed or injured in the April shootings have called on lawmakers to close Virginia's so-called gun show loophole, which allows people to purchase firearms from unlicensed... (

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