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As the University of Virginia and Charlottesville community mourn the loss of three student-athletes who were gunned down Sunday night after a charter bus trip to Washington, D.C., another round of the relentlessly unproductive debate over gun control is upon us. Why didn’t the university more aggressively investigate a report that the suspect, UVa student Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., had a firearm on campus earlier this fall? How is it that UVa leaves it up to students to self-report weapons charges that occur off campus, as university police Chief Timothy Longo Sr. told reporters on Monday?

A Roanoke man entered an Alford plea to more than four years of sexual exploitation of a minor in Floyd County Circuit Court on Tuesday and was sent to prison for five years.

Mark Smith has credible 2A bona fides: He owns several Smith & Wesson 9 mm semiautomatic pistols. Every three months or so, he’s at the range, squeezing off several clips and truing up his aim. He’s taken gun-safety classes and has a concealed-carry permit. For Smith, firearms are about security.

Mark Smith has credible 2A bona fides: He owns several Smith & Wesson 9 mm semiautomatic pistols. Every three months or so, he’s at the range, squeezing off several clips and truing up his aim. He’s taken gun-safety classes and has a concealed-carry permit. For Smith, firearms are about security.

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