Virginia requires licensed firearm dealers to check the backgrounds of all buyers, but the law does not apply to purchases from private sellers at gun shows. A Republican-dominated legislature has rebuffed efforts to close the loophole. (Associated Press)

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Virginia requires licensed firearm dealers to check the backgrounds of all buyers, but the law does not apply to purchases from private sellers at gun shows. A Republican-dominated legislature has rebuffed efforts to close the loophole. (Associated Press)