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‘Reckless Handling’ Reversed With No ‘Possession’ (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses a defendant’s conviction for reckless handling of a firearm in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-56.1(A), after the trial court struck a charge of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon under Code § 18.2-308.2; we have concluded the definition of “firearm” is the same under Code § 18.2-308.2 ...

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