Shocked and sickened, but sadly not surrprised. As usual, Crikey has the starkest, most sobering commentary:
Virginia state gun laws. Frequently asked questions:
Is a permit required to purchase rifles, handguns and shotguns? No.
Is registration required for rifles, handguns and shotguns? No.
Is licensing required for the owners of rifles, handguns and shotguns? No.
Do you need a permit to carry rifles and shotguns? No.
Is a permit required to carry a handgun? A permit is required only if the weapon is concealed.
Is there a one-handgun-per-month limit on gun sales? Yes
Are there limitations on assault weapons and magazines? No
May police limit the carrying of concealed handguns? No
Must child-safe locking devices be sold with guns? No
Are background checks required at gun shows? No
Are minors restricted from possessing guns? In part
Is a licence/permit required to buy handguns? No
Are all guns registered with law enforcement? No
Is safety training required for handgun buyers? No
Is it illegal for holders of concealed-weapon permits to carry guns into schools? Yes