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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Bill Stanley
Gun control advocates on Friday briefly savored a rare — if modest — victory in their quest to close Virginia's so-called "gun show loophole," which allows private sales of firearms without a criminal background check.
His sermon complete, the visiting preacher offers a benediction, then steps out into the vestibule to shake hands and perhaps sell a few copies of his testimonial book.
Mr. Stanley told reporters outside the Senate chamber that he was not pressured by gun-rights activists who opposed the bill.
He told committee members the language was "so flawed and so vague" that he feared it would just cause problems.