Virginia leads nation in legally-owned machine guns

Virginia leads the nation in the number of legally owned, fully automatic machine guns.

According to federal figures, there are over thirty thousand registered machine guns in Virginia.

According to The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, there are nearly five-hundred-thousand registered machine guns across the nation.

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police says these types of guns are rarely used to commit crimes.

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