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Chesapeake man indicted for smuggling weapons silencers

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 42-year-old Chesapeake man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for smuggling firearm silencers into the United States from Canada. Benjamin Lloyd Fisher was indicted Wednesday. Prosecutors say Fisher bought the silencers from someone in Canada. Authorities say they found six complete silencers and two silencer parts at Fisher’s … Continue reading

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Va. panel kills bill to arm school officers with stun guns

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Senate committee has killed a proposal to allow school security officers to be armed with stun guns, pepper spray and similar weapons. The Republican-controlled Education and Health Committee rejected the measure Thursday on an 8-6 vote. Two Republicans, Jeff McWaters of Virginia Beach and Thomas Garrett of Buckingham County, joined minority Democrats in … Continue reading