Bipartisan Vote Defeats Assault Weapon ban in Virginia Senate
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
The Virginia Senate defeated legislation Monday that would have banned the sale or exchange of so-called “assault weapons.” But that doesn’t mean the issue is settled.
Four Democrats joined six Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to avoid a ban on the future sale of weapons that could handle magazines with a 12 round or greater capacity. But Senate Democrats, who control the overall chamber 21-19, proposed sending the issue to the Virginia Crime Commission for further study and not revisiting legislation until 2021.
House Democrats, who approved the gun control measure on a party-line vote, were quick to distance themselves from their Senate colleagues. House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn tweeted:
The Democratic platform last fall was very clear. Limiting access to weapons of war used in mass murder was a key part of that platform. The House of Delegates delivered on our promise to take action to keep those weapons off our streets. https://t.co/UQJPDt6jfv
— Eileen Filler-Corn (@EFillerCorn) February 17, 2020
Phil Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, gave a shout-out to gun rights supporters, tweeting:
HB961 went down by a 10 to 5 vote! Everybody’s hard work, Lobby Day, and sanctuary movement paid off!
— Phil Van Cleave VCDL (@VCDL_ORG) February 17, 2020
More than 100 cities, towns, and counties in Virginia have declared their support for Second Amendment rights.
Image Credit: By Cory Doctorow (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Smart Move. Wish our people where I live would get so smarts !
Quit wasting time trying to take guns away and giving the criminals and government more control. How about spending more time to improve society and real economy.
Next time, base the Resistance on “THOSE WHO WOULD SEEK TO DENY ANY CITIZEN THEIR RIGHTS GUARANTEED BY THE BILL OF RIGHTS, DESERVE NO RIGHTS IN THEIR OWN NAME”
And introduce legislation to that subject.
“weapons of war” are NOT those available to the public
“weapons of war” are ONLY available to our Military [and, yes, in VERY controlled circumstances in the private sector]
when the Government says you DON’T need waepons, it’s surely when you MOST need them!
I am praying that ALL these evil demon possessed people that want to take our guns away end up in prison for what they are doing to try and destroy America.