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Virginia Tech families want 1-gun-a-month law to stay

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The parent of a Virginia Tech student wounded in the 2007 campus massacre says he's hopeful after appealing to Gov. Bob McDonnell to keep the state's one-gun-a-month law in place.

Andrew Goddard said McDonnell listened intently Saturday during a conference call with the families of Virginia Tech survivors and victims. He said the governor promised to get back to the group next week.

The Virginia Senate passed legislation earlier this month repealing the 1993 law, all but ensuring the demise of a statute enacted after the state became a supplier of guns used in crimes in major East Coast cities.

The families of Virginia Tech students, as well as survivors of the 2007 campus massacre, have been active in Virginia and elsewhere to limit the sale of guns.

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