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West Virginia: Senate advances bill making Bloomberg style gun stings illegal

Friday, May 14, 2010

Legislation that would make it a felony to conduct undercover sting operations on illegal firearms sales advanced to the Senate floor Thursday, over objections from some senators. Nicknamed the "Bloomberg bill" after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who sent undercover operatives to Virginia last year to make illegal gun purchases at gun shows, the bill would make it a felony to "encourage" or "entice" gun dealers or private gun owners to illegally sell a firearm.

Read Original at: The Charleston Gazette (W.V.)


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