Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

McAuliffe: Virginia Should Have Colorado's Gun-Control Laws and More
National Review Online ^ | September 24, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke

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With the exception of the one-gun-per-month rule, a 1993 measure that was repealed last year, McAuliffe is effectively suggesting that the state of Virginia pass exactly the same package that led to two state senators in Colorado being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 The repealed rule was very much of another era.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 shouldn’t 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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; elections; govtabuse; guncontrol; kennethcuccinelli; mcauliffe; secondamendment; terrymcauliffe; virginia
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-34 next last

1 posted on 09/24/2013 10:22:45 AM PDT by neverdem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: neverdem

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.


2 posted on 09/24/2013 10:23:43 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Virginia should recall you before you get elected.


3 posted on 09/24/2013 10:24:01 AM PDT by dartuser
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Another liberal who wants to disarm white folks....which is what gun control actually is


4 posted on 09/24/2013 10:26:16 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Unemployment is so high...its getting harder for Obama to job people anymore)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

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.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 10:26:19 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Virginia should pre-emptively recall you, before they elect you.

Save yourself the pain and trouble Virginia!!


6 posted on 09/24/2013 10:26:37 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

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.


7 posted on 09/24/2013 10:27:07 AM PDT by EagleUSA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Has VA changed that much that they could seriously elect this turd?


8 posted on 09/24/2013 10:27:32 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeminoleCounty
It's ironic that the first gun control laws in this country were intended to disarm black folks.
9 posted on 09/24/2013 10:27:37 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg
BANG! It looks like McAuliffe got desparate and took a stupid pill.
10 posted on 09/24/2013 10:28:45 AM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

At least he said this before the election.


11 posted on 09/24/2013 10:29:15 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

The ‘Pubbies need to help this guy keep talking...


12 posted on 09/24/2013 10:29:30 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #13 Removed by Moderator

Comment #14 Removed by Moderator

To: Still Thinking

‘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.


15 posted on 09/24/2013 10:31:26 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Vote McAuliffe: Because Virginia should be more like Maryland! (and Colorado)


16 posted on 09/24/2013 10:31:31 AM PDT by black_diamond
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: manc

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.


17 posted on 09/24/2013 10:31:42 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Little Ray

Yes. Yes they do.


18 posted on 09/24/2013 10:32:00 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: G Larry

You’re correct. We need to do this the right way at the election.

Virginia does not have provisions for recall elections.


19 posted on 09/24/2013 10:33:30 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

So, the gun-grabbing mask is off! I’m glad!


20 posted on 09/24/2013 10:34:51 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-34 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson