Virginia House Gun Bill Roundup

The Virginia House of Delegates sent four gun bills to the Senate over the past week, and is scheduled to vote on two more on Monday.

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Justice Department Distributes Over $458 Million to Combat Violent Crime

The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs announced Monday the distribution of over $458 million in grants to combat violent crime, according to a press release.

The funds are being distributed “to support state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts to fight and prevent violent crime in jurisdictions across the United States,” according to the press release.

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Justice Dept. Intensifies Gun Background Checks after Church Massacre, Scours System for Loopholes

The Justice Department has launched a review to identify gaps in the federal gun background check system following this month’s Texas church massacre, which was carried out by a man with a military criminal conviction that was not properly reported. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) includes…

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