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Second Amendment case strikes down federal handgun restrictions and more Va. headlines

By: - May 12, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A Richmond-based federal judge struck down federal rules prohibiting licensed firearm dealers from selling handguns to 18- to 20-year olds, ruling the age-based limitations violated the Second Amendment. Lawyers involved in the case, brought by a Virginia man who was turned away when he attempted to buy a handgun at 20 years old, expect the Department of Justice to appeal the ruling.—Washington Post

• A Dinwiddie County judge denied a request for a media gag order on a local prosecutor pursuing criminal charges against 10 defendants in the death of Irvo Otieno, who was allegedly smothered to death by deputies and staffers at a state-run mental health hospital.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• “At 95, retired Black Army officer sees his name replace Robert E. Lee’s at Petersburg base.”—WHRO

• Vehicles with Virginia license plates have racked up more than $344 million in unpaid traffic fines owed to the District of Columbia since 2000.—Washington Post

• A Virginia man who’s been voting in Patrick County for 35 years was surprised to be told he’s actually lived in Carroll County the whole time.—Martinsville Bulletin


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