http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...c17-11e2-8817-41b9a7aaabc7_story.html?hpid=z4 ROANOKE, Va. Virginia leads the nation in the number of legally owned machine guns that are fully automatic, according to federal figures. There were 30,220 registered fully automatic machine guns in Virginia as of March. Florida had the second-highest total with 29,128, followed by California with 28,774. Nationally, there were nearly 500,000 registered machine guns, according to an annual report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Machine guns actually are a really good example of why strong gun laws work, said Daniel Vice, senior attorney with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. More story available on the link above.