RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech families are appealing to Gov. Bob McDonnell to keep the state’s one-gun-a-month law in place.

They say they’ll discuss their concerns with the governor during a conference call on Saturday.

The Virginia Senate passed legislation earlier this month repealing the 1993 law, all but ensuring the demise of a statute enacted after the state became a supplier of guns used in crimes in New York and other major East Coast cities.

The families of Virginia Tech students, as well as survivors of the 2007 campus massacre, have been active in Virginia and elsewhere to limit the sale of guns. The April 2007 campus shootings left 33 people dead, including the gunman.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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