Skip to comments.McAuliffe: Virginia Should Have Colorado's Gun-Control Laws — and More
Posted on 09/24/2013 10:22:45 AM PDT by neverdem
Apparently deterred neither by the recent and successful liberalization of state gun laws in Virginia nor by the clear message that Colorado voters sent to lawmakers earlier in the month, Virginian gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has added a gun-control plank to his campaign website.
Support common sense gun control measures
As Governor, Terry will support mainstream and majority supported gun control measures like universal background checks, limiting the size of magazines, and a return to the 1-gun-per-month rule. These measures respect Virginians right to bear arms while reducing gun violence.
With the exception of the one-gun-per-month rule, a 1993 measure that was repealed last year, McAuliffe is effectively suggesting that the state of Virginia pass exactly the same package that led to two state senators in Colorado being recalled: the extention of background checks to private sales and limits on the size of magazines. If McAuliffe is elected, it will be interesting to see how successful he will be in convincing skittish state legislators to put their careers on the line for such a fringe issue. My suspicion is not very.
As for the proposed reintroduction of the one-gun-per-month rule, McAuliffe is looking backwards in time. The repealed rule was very much of another era. For a start, the measure came into effect before the beloved NICS background check system was rolled out. As such, it should be obvious that if a) background checks are effective in ensuring that only responsible gun owners get hold of weapons, as the Left insist they are, and b) progressives truly do not want to limit ownership of firearms but only to make sure that criminals are denied the opportunity to purchase them, as they claim in public, then it really shouldnt matter how many times a month a citizen passes a background check. This is especially true given that, as a condition of the new rule, licensed Virginian dealers must report to both the state police and to the ATF the name of anyone who buys more than one handgun in five days.
McAuliffe might make clear too whether he wishes to go back to the 1993 law or to the law as it stood on the day before repeal. By 2012, Virginia had already exempted swathes of people from the requirement, including anyone with a concealed-carry permit, all law enforcement, all private security companies, and anybody who lost a weapon within 30 days and needed to replace it. To go back to the latter would simply be silly; to go back to the former, on the other hand, would be radical.
Wow, he said this BEFORE the election?? Shockingly honest for a liberal, usually they know to hide their policy agenda till it’s too late.
Virginia should recall you before you get elected.
Another liberal who wants to disarm white folks....which is what gun control actually is
Well, I hope this is the end for him.
Given the current purple/blue shade of large parts of my beloved Commonwealth, though, I doubt it will be.
Virginia should pre-emptively recall you, before they elect you.
Save yourself the pain and trouble Virginia!!
The pols just cannot keep their hands off the Second Amendment, can they?? Criminals do not obey gun laws anyway, a proven fact. We have ENOUGH gun laws and very little enforcement already.
We have much bigger issues to fix, than more confiscatory gun laws.
Has VA changed that much that they could seriously elect this turd?
At least he said this before the election.
The ‘Pubbies need to help this guy keep talking...
‘Apparently not deterred by recent terrorist activity in Kenya mall where an ARMED CITIZEN saved 100 people,Terry McAuliffe blindly bludgeons forward in the pursuit of gun control in defiance of Common Sense and We the People.’
There, fixed it.
Vote McAuliffe: Because Virginia should be more like Maryland! (and Colorado)
Regrettably, I think Virginia may have changed that much.
I’ve lived here more than 48 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this.
There was a day when Terry McCarpetbagger would have been tarred, feathered and ‘escorted’ to the State line. Today, though, he is in danger of being elected governor.
Yes. Yes they do.
You’re correct. We need to do this the right way at the election.
Virginia does not have provisions for recall elections.
So, the gun-grabbing mask is off! I’m glad!
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