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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 11:36 pm | Updated: 8:34 am, Fri Feb 22, 2013.

RICHMOND — A gun-safety bill proposed by Gov. Bob McDonnell, which had sailed through the state Senate, barely survived during a 50-minute debate Monday in a House committee.

The measure, sponsored by Sen. Tom Garrett, still would require a one-year prison term for anyone convicted of buying a gun for an adult who they know cannot legally own a firearm.

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