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Topic - Philip Van Cleave
The federal government is moving to crack down on what it says is a burgeoning scam where people who are not allowed to own firearms under their own name create a trust or corporation, and then legally have the gun transferred to that trust.
Emboldened by a new Republican majority in Richmond, some 200 people rallied on Capitol Square Monday to push gun-friendly legislation, hours before a crowd occupied the same space to commemorate victims of gun violence.
Thursday's point-blank slaying of a Virginia Tech campus policeman is sure to renew the gun control battle in all its fury before the General Assembly next month.
Two lawmakers said they'll push for tougher gun controls, including stricter limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines.
"It's just one restaurant," he said. "Generally, when I pack up to go out to eat, I don't really worry about it. We're not going to protest Toby Keith's place, but that's not to say gun owners might decide not to buy his records or other things from him. That's absolutely our right."
Mr. Van Cleave said that out of the tens of thousands of restaurants in Virginia, I Love This Bar & Grill represented a "fraction" of the those that prohibit guns on the premises.