Undaunted by previous failures to extricate the Second Amendment from the Constitution, Democrats in charge of Virginia’s government are aiming to allow a judge to disarm gun owners, while another would allow confiscation from gun owners subject to personal protection orders. Virginia Republicans are crying foul over what is being sold as an effort to address “senseless gun violence.” However, while Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) are there were 1,028 deaths from firearms in 2018, more than half were suicides, and 956 individuals were killed in vehicle accidents. The Virginia House, which is controlled by the GOP, has committed to blocking what it regards as trojan horse appeals to misinformed moderates in the state. Memo to Democrats: criminals break laws.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Republican Kirk Cox, the speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, tweeted his party’s response to the news that Democrats would make another run at gun-control legislation.
“The @vahousegop will steadfastly fight to defend the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens from far-left gun control proposals this session,” Cox wrote.
The NRA isn’t going to sit back and watch gun control win approval in Virginia, either.
“Virginians want elected officials to address the root causes of violent crime and find solutions that will save lives instead of pursuing gun-control policies that criminals will not follow and will make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves,” Catherine Mortensen, spokeswoman for the NRA’s Institute of Legislative Action, said in a statement.