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Category Archives: weapons charges

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Virginia Laws Against Aggressive or Violent Machine Gun Use

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Referred to as machine guns, automatic firearms and similar weapons are highly regulated in Virginia. This stems from the potential danger that these weapons pose to the general public. Armed with a machine gun, a single assailant has the power to harm large groups of people at the same time. To minimize the impact… Read More »

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Will a Hamilton Gun Store be Able to Sell Coffee or Food?

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The Town Council of Hamilton, Virginia, is considering whether to allow a gun store to sell coffee, reported Loudoun Now. On October 15th, the Hamilton Council will vote on a six-month trial period for coffee sales at the gun store. This decision arose after the Hamilton Council met for one hour on September 25th…. Read More »

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What is the Virginia Uniform Machine Gun Act?

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The Uniform Machine Gun Act regulates the possession and use of machine guns within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The following sections will provide an overview of several important components of the Uniform Machine Gun Act in Virginia. Definition of Machine Guns Under Code of Virginia § 18.2-288, a machine gun is any weapon that:… Read More »

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Police Charge 44 People in Virginia for Drug and Gun Crimes

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Several law enforcement organizations combined forces over the course eight months to bust an illegal drug operation, according to an article by The Virginian-Pilot. This combined police effort led to criminal charges against 44 people, including drug and weapon offenses. Overall, law enforcement agents were able to seize illegal drugs and weapons as well… Read More »

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Survey of Concealed Weapon Laws in Virginia

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The Commonwealth of Virginia employs a number of restrictions on carrying concealed weapons. In order to gain a full appreciation of this legal topic, the following sections will explore concealed carry definitions, exceptions, and penalties. What are Virginia’s Laws Concerning Concealed Weapons? As established in Code of Virginia 18.2-308, it is unlawful to carry… Read More »

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Operation Tin Panda Blasts Drug and Weapon Trafficking in Virginia

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Operation Tin Panda featured approximately 300 law enforcement agents in a coordinated effort to hinder drug trafficking and weapon crimes, as reported by InsideNoVA. As a result of Operation Tin Panda, police were able to arrest and charge 28 people. Police were also able to seize the following contraband: 36,075 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);… Read More »

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Virginia Beach Men Sentenced for Drug & Firearm Crimes

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In the aftermath of a multiyear investigation, two Virginia Beach men were sentenced for illegally selling cocaine and firearms, as reported by The Virginian-Pilot. According to authorities, the two men first sold cocaine to a confidential police source from a grocery store park lot in 2014. The men sold the cocaine at a rate… Read More »

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Is Virginia Gun Violence Really Out of Control?

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A woman was recently killed and a man was critically injured during a shooting at Virginia Beach, according to The Virginian Pilot. A woman who gave medical assistance to the injured man later told reporters that “It’s unfortunate that these young folks get into these altercations about unnecessary things” because the arguments they get… Read More »

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Obscure Weapons Offenses

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Whenever a deadly weapon is either used or brought along during the commission of a crime, the penalties are inevitably upscaled. However, many Virginians may not realize that the use or display of certain weapons in and of itself can bring a criminal charge that results in a heavy fine and lengthy jail or… Read More »

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Virginia Firearm Straw Purchasing

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Every state has its own individual set of laws regulating firearms. As a result, it may be easier to purchase a firearm in one state versus another. This fact was recently highlighted when, according to the Washington Post, 24 men, 22 being Virginia residents, were charged with a 627-count indictment for trafficking guns from… Read More »

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