McAuliffe to push for package of new gun restrictions

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By Jenna Portnoy
The Washington Post
© December 14, 2014


Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday will call for a package of gun restrictions, including a renewal of the state’s one-a-month limit on handgun purchases and a requirement that private vendors at gun shows perform background checks.
McAuliffe will also propose keeping guns away from people convicted of crimes related to domestic violence and revoking concealed-handgun permits for parents who are behind on child-support payments.


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Officer Pantaleo: I ‘Never Used a Choke Hold’ on Eric Garner

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Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who was seen on video engaging the Staten Island, N.Y., dad, told investigators that he never used the prohibited move.

eric_garner_chokehold_videoyoutube Eric Garner being arrested in July

The police officer who was seen in video taking down Staten Island, N.Y., dad Eric Garner in what appeared to be a choke hold has told internal-affairs investigators that he never used the prohibited move, his lawyer told CNN.
“He indicated he never used a choke hold,” attorney Stuart London said. “He used a takedown technique he was taught in the academy. He said he never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Mr. Garner.”

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