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Va. House Votes to Keep Ban on Brass Knuckles, Other Weapons

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    The Virginia House of Delegates has changed its mind on whether the state ought to continue banning brass knuckles, throwing stars and other old school weapons.

    The House voted Wednesday against a bill that would repeal a state ban on owning several weapons, including switchblades.

    The vote came a day after the bill had narrowly gained approval from the House on a 56-42 vote. The bill, sponsored by Buckingham County Republican Sen. Thomas Garrett, passed the Senate earlier this month.

    Advocates for the bill say it's unfair that some weapons, like handguns, are legal, while others are not.

    But opponents of the bill say making such weapons legal would hurt public safety.