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Va. Senate committee strikes 'assault weapons' bill, advances other proposed gun laws
WHSV ^ | Jan 13, 2020

Posted on 01/13/2020 11:19:04 AM PST by 11th_VA

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To: 11th_VA

I still remember 1952 when they “ONLY wanted to register handguns. Rifles will not be affected!”

And 1981 when actress Lee Grant, on Good Morning America, yelled and poked holes in the air declaring...”THE NRA IS A RIFLE ORGANIZATION! THEY SHOULD GIVE UP THEIR HANDGUNS AND THEY CAN KEEP THEIR RIFLES!”

Then,in 1984, they made a grab for the rifles, and missed. They showed their hand that all gun owners are always up against a stacked deck.

Rest assured if they get the rifles, they will be back for the handguns, and more, and more, and more!


41 posted on 01/13/2020 1:18:30 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Cobra64
I've never seen a bayonette (a female or small bayonet) on a rifle in recent memory, but the Marine Corps still teaches bayonet drill.

Additionally, there have been several bayonet charges by Coalition troops in the Sandbox - as recently as 2011.

US Marines with fixed bayonets, Fallujah, Iraq, 2004:

The latest autheticated bayonet charge: https://www.forces.net/services/army/bayonet-charge-foiled-taliban The bayonet may be much more limited in use these days, but when you *need* one, nothing else will do and the psychological impact on the enemy is ugly. It's usually a weapon of desperation these days (which is why to increase utility, it's also basically a fighting knife in form now) - out of ammo, out of hope, enemy closing in, likelihood of seeing tomorrow pretty much gone? Affix bayonets and charge. I have heard rumors of Kurd units, perhaps including female YPG squads, affixing bayonets to what they had (usually AKs) and charging home more recently than the above, but never seen any proof. If so... well, I don't think the day of the bayonet is quite over. If it ever will be before energy weapons are introduced to infantry combat.

42 posted on 01/13/2020 1:22:44 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: TexasGurl24

There will be massive non compliance with HB961 if the language as described survives into law. Then will come the attempts at enforcement and criminalizing ordinary citizens who have never used any weapon improperly or in any threatening manner. People will have to decide what to do if this tyranny becomes law.


43 posted on 01/13/2020 1:49:27 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Liz

Just a point of correction. He was known as “coon man” at VMI rather than “Jolson”.


44 posted on 01/13/2020 1:56:15 PM PST by Portcall24
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To: Spktyr
Thanks for the education! I had no idea. 👍
45 posted on 01/13/2020 2:05:25 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: 11th_VA
Senate Bills 12 and 70, both of which would establish mandatory background checks for any transfer of firearms, including private sales, were combined as well and moved forward out of the committee.

Do these communists understand that gun laws infringe on my right to bear arms and are unconstitutional?

It is a good time to get rid of all of the unconstitutional gun laws that infringe on the right to bear arms.

The Democrats communists do not know what they are talking about. Vote them all out!

46 posted on 01/13/2020 2:20:21 PM PST by olezip
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To: max americana

The Dems need something to stimulate them. I drove through Va. from East to West not too long ago and parts of the State were beautiful. There were some towns that looked like a third world African country. The Dems have not been too helpful to Va. from what I have seen.


47 posted on 01/13/2020 2:38:06 PM PST by chopperk
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To: Cobra64

I would also point out that there are adapters to allow bayonets to be affixed to weapons that have full length Picatinny rails that cover the bayonet lug or never had one to begin with as well as bayonets that directly affix to the Picatinny rails themselves. While existence does not prove usefulness (you can get a set of folding eating utensils and a duck call that mount on a Pic rail, after all) there is still a case to be made for the bayonet in real world use and it will likely persist for at least a while longer.


48 posted on 01/13/2020 2:45:04 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: grobdriver

Not any sort of compromise at all. It boils down to we’re going to take all your food and let you starve ok we’ll only take 3/4ths of your food now and come back for the rest later. Gun owners get nothing in this “deal”


49 posted on 01/13/2020 3:37:05 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Reily

Kennesaw


50 posted on 01/13/2020 3:39:19 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: 11th_VA

I’d like to see the Dems go too far and end up with a judge declaring a preliminary injunction on their law.
Meanwhile there can be a political reformation in the state.


51 posted on 01/13/2020 3:42:59 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts (M / F) : Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: Syncro; Reily; magyars4; oldvirginian
24 There is at least on town in the USA that requites every adult to have a gun.


52 posted on 01/13/2020 3:47:48 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: Texas resident
Yep.

Our ‘permit’ to have firearms is the 2nd Amendment.

Period.

It's a right given to us by God, and guaranteed by the government.

Doesn't work that well though...

53 posted on 01/13/2020 4:12:32 PM PST by Syncro (Facts is Facts)
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To: MacNaughton

Thanks!


54 posted on 01/13/2020 4:14:26 PM PST by Syncro (Facts is Facts)
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To: grobdriver
We'll remove the "Assault weapons" proposition if you'll go along with Red Flag laws, limited number of weapons you can buy laws, Universal background check laws... on and on and on.

It's called "Boiling the frog."

Our side should counter with Constitutional Carry and no new laws.

55 posted on 01/13/2020 6:14:13 PM PST by Oatka
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’m in Oregon. Seen all kinds of shenanigans.


56 posted on 01/13/2020 7:12:30 PM PST by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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To: 11th_VA

Chalk up one for the Sheriffs....


57 posted on 01/14/2020 3:27:25 AM PST by trebb (Don't howl about illegal leeches, or Trump in general, while not donating to FR - it's hypocritical.)
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To: clintonh8r

“One gun a month”?

Good luck to any Virginians who want to buy somebody’s collection.
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It can be done using a deferred purchase plan which would allow for the payment of the collection and delivery at 1 month intervals.


58 posted on 01/14/2020 5:53:15 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: billyboy15

Sure, but would someone from outside really want to sell his 200 piece collection to someone in Virginia on that basis?


59 posted on 01/14/2020 7:10:25 AM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: clintonh8r

Probably not. I wonder how the State would track that? I go to the guys house after word of mouth gets to me, hand him a bag of cash and leave with the weapons.

Cash deals fly under the radar all the time.


60 posted on 01/14/2020 10:11:51 AM PST by billyboy15
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